MO Supreme Court declares portion of state's voter ID law unconstitutional

The Missouri Supreme Court upholds a ruling that declares a portion of the state's Voter ID law unconstitutional.

In a 5-2 ruling, issued yesterday, the court permanently blocked a law that requires voters without a government-issued photo ID to sign a sworn statement while presenting some other form of identification in order to cast a ballot.

In a previous court ruling, the judge ruled the affidavit requirement is reasonable, however, the version the state has created is contradictory and misleading.

The Supreme Court agreed, saying that while the state must fight Voter ID by verifying a voter's identity and eligibility to vote, the state's approach to do that goes against the law.