Voter ID law passed in Mississippi, but your ID is not required for the November election because of delays from the Department of Justice.
Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann tells us
“The Department of Justice has to respond within 60 days. The sixtieth day we get a five to six page letter that says they need more information and they need to know everything that was considered by the state of Mississippi in passing the voter ID to see if it was discriminatory in intent. How am I going to respond to that? Am I going to have to get every newspaper for the past two decades where people discuss this?”
Hosemann thinks the Department of Justice just wants to stall the voter ID proposal until the November election is over. He also says this could come down to a trail.
“This wasn’t passed by the legislature or something. This was vetted. We had nine public hearings all over the state, talked about it for a decade there is no discriminatory purpose for free and fair elections, that’s what the people want.”