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Candidates for top posts split on party lines on voter ID ruling

By: Magnolia Tribune - June 26, 2007

The Clarion-Ledger, 6/26/7

Republicans running for Mississippi’s top two offices are praising a federal judge’s ruling that says the state needs to require voters to show identification at the polls.

Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor are more cautious, saying an ID requirement should not be used to intimidate older voters.

Candidates were asked about the issue during appearances at the Mississippi Press Association’s summer convention in Biloxi. The gubernatorial candidates made back-to-back appearances Friday, and the three candidates for lieutenant governor debated Saturday.

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