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After More Than Nine Hours of Debate, the MO Senate Gives Preliminary Approval to Controversial Election Bill

(MISSOURINET)  –  After more than nine hours of debate, the Missouri Senate has given preliminary approval to a controversial election bill.

The Republican-led legislation includes voter ID requirements; banning drop boxes; doing away with a presidential primary in Missouri; and allowing the Secretary of State to audit voter rolls. State Senator Sandy Crawford, a Republican from Buffalo, is carrying the House bill.

State Senator Lauren Arthur, a Democrat from Kansas City, says she wants lawmakers to pass a bill that enhances elections – not on that undermines the process.

The bill heads to a Senate committee for consideration. It still has a few more hoops to jump through.

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