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thisistheglamorous:

Dorothy Cooper, age 96 and a retired domestic worker living in Chattanooga, never had any trouble voting even in the Jim Crow era and missed only one election in her entire adult life. But when she went for one of the state’s new free photo IDs last month so she could keep voting, they turned her away. Why? Her maiden name, Dorothy Alexander, is on her birth certificate, and she didn’t have her marriage license.

Due to Tennessee’s new voting law, she has to have a state photo ID to vote and now, even with her current voter registration card, she can’t get one.

Links to the Times Free Press and Nashville Scene articles.

She is older than Voting Rights Act.

Like let’s get this really real yall

Mama has voted without bureaucratic bullshit in JIM DAMN CROW

but the new millenium is trying to keep her out cause her birth certificate  ( which is older than the current incarnations of both parties) has her maiden name

from back when the probably write that shit in fountain pen…

I quit all of you

EVERY SINGLE ONE

doing math : She has been eligible to vote since 1937

……

SHE HAD LESS TROUBLE VOTING AROUND FDR vs. LANDON than OBAMA vs.ROMNEY

Living in Germany, where every adult has to have official government ID (the ‘Personalausweis’) and most adult citizens are registered to vote by default, I don’t see the concept of a photo ID alone as that problematic. What is deeply problematic is that it is used to disenfranchise so many people.