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Tuesday, May 03, 2005
ICLU sues to stop voter ID law
ICLU sues to stop voter ID law: "Suing to overturn a new voter identification law, the Indiana Civil Liberties Union said Thursday the law requiring a photo ID before voting will drive the poor, elderly and others away from casting their ballots.
“This is a bad law for many reasons,” said ICLU attorney Ken Falk said, “most persuasively, because it is going to discourage people from voting.”
The voter ID law, signed Wednesday by Gov. Mitch Daniels, requires residents to show a state or federal ID before they will be given a ballot. Those who do not have a driver’s license and can’t afford to pay for a state identification card can be issued a state ID for free. [Expect this to play out in Georgia as well starting any minute now]"