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Support ‘Show It 2 Vote’

It is hard to envision the partisan debate over photo voter IDs lasting very far into the next decade — particularly in any state that does not lean heavily Democratic and is not dug in against this idea. This requirement is becoming increasingly common and accepted by the public. A total of 11 states, including […]

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Secretary of State educates voters on ID law

ST. LOUIS, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is getting the word out about the changes coming to how you vote. “I think it’s wonderful to be able to give people better confidence that when people vote, they are who they say they are and that their vote matters,” said Jay Ashcroft before […]

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Implementing Missouri’s new voter photo ID law

  Last November, Missourians voted to pass constitutional amendment six, paving the way for common sense voter ID, by a margin of 63 percent – 37 percent. The Missouri Secretary of State’s office is responsible for the implementation of the new photo ID law, set to take effect June 1, 2017. Now what? First, and […]

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Missouri Secretary of State Supports Immigration Order

  ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Jay Ashcroft, Missouri’s new Secretary of State, supports President Trump’s new executive order on Immigration. Ashcroft says there needs to be a rule of law that everyone knows, and with that approach, he believes President Trump’s Executive Order will be upheld. Appearing on the Fox Business Network, Ashcroft was asked […]

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Librarians, secretary of state voice need for funding

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite welcoming quiet in her library, Julie Yockey found she couldn’t stay silent when the governor’s recommendations for next year’s budget came out earlier this month. On Tuesday, Yockey, director of the Carthage Public Library, was chosen as the one representative to meet with the governor from the librarians who flocked […]

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Ashcroft: Pruitt the needed change to head EPA

It is often said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. In government, insanity can be defined as nominating the same kind of people for the same offices and expecting something different to happen. That is why President Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt […]