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Monday, March 14, 2005
GA - Picture ID debate gets heated
Picture ID debate gets heated | ajc.com: "Some Democrats in both chambers rose Friday night to denounce the photo ID requirement as hurting minorities, the poor and elderly who may not have driver's licenses or be close to places that issue official identification.
On Saturday, state Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) reiterated that contention.
'We passed a bill that will, in effect, disenfranchise people of color — it will disenfranchise people of modest means, it will disenfranchise people who have struggled long and hard to get the right to vote,' Fort said. 'That is a family value I hope no one can abide by.'"