Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another Senior Denied Voter ID In GOP Controlled Tennessee

This makes at least four elderly Tennesseans (aka, likely Democratic voters) who have recently been denied voter IDs -- that we know about! Undoubtedly there are more.

Unless this barbaric GOP voter ID law is quickly ruled unconstitutional, hundreds of thousands -- of likely Democratic voters -- may be turned away at the polls in 2012. But that's exactly the GOP's point:

A 93-year-old Tennessee woman who cleaned the state Capitol for 30 years, including the governor’s office, says she won’t be able to vote for the first time in decades after being told this week that her old state ID failed to meet new voter ID regulations.

Thelma Mitchell was even accused of being an undocumented immigrant because she couldn’t produce a birth certificate: Mitchell, who was delivered by a midwife in Alabama in 1918, has never had a birth certificate. But when she told that to a drivers’ license clerk, he suggested she might be an illegal immigrant.

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