Since 2017 is a nonelection year for national and statewide races, the Franklin County Republican Central Committee used its annual Lincoln Day gathering as a bit of a victory party. The dinner Friday night, attended by elected officials from the state, county and local levels, featured speeches from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and newly elected […]
Two buildings from my youth have attached themselves to my sensory memory, and I can’t think of them without conjuring their smell and feel. One was the United Methodist Church, and the other was the public library. Read more here.
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 […]
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 […]
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the political storm surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions reminds him of the way Democrats targeted his father, John Ashcroft, during his time as Attorney General in the administration of President George W. Bush. “I think that we’ve had a prior [Obama] administration that is concerned that the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Marc discusses voter fraud and if there are any ways to prevent it with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. Watch interview here.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft made an appearance on the Fox Business Network Monday to speak about a revised immigration order from President Donald Trump. In the interview with Stuart Varney, he said he believed this one would pass legal muster. “Obviously there will be people that will complain; you […]
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 […]