Missouri court lets voter photo ID injunction stay in place

Missouri court lets voter photo ID injunction stay in place
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has allowed an injunction to remain in place against part of the state's voter photo identification law.

A Cole County judge issued an injunction earlier this month against a provision requiring people lacking photo identification to sign a sworn statement and show some other form of identification in order to cast regular ballots.

Attorney General Josh Hawley's office had asked the Supreme Court to suspend enforcement of the injunction until after the Nov. 6 election while the case is being appealed. State attorneys argued that the ruling could create confusion for voters and local election authorities.

The Supreme Court issued a one-sentence decision Friday declining to suspend the injunction. It did not explain its reasoning.