ACLU Finally Finds Someone Without An ID Who’d Be Disenfranchised

And it is a tear jerker of a story (which I’m not going to bother with)

(Journal Sentinal) The biggest opponent of the state’s new voter ID law just may be an 84-year-old woman who stands less than 5 feet tall, has lived in the same house nearly her entire life and has served on her Village Board since 1996.

Ruthelle Frank doesn’t have a driver’s license, doesn’t have a birth certificate and hasn’t been able to get a state identification card, which means that she could be out of luck the next time she tries to vote.

Frank is a plaintiff in the lawsuit filed Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union against the state over the new law that requires voters to show government-issued photo identification.

The ACLU argues that the measure violates the U.S. Constitution. Republican lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker have expressed confidence the law will stand up to court challenge.

Interestingly, the ACLU has no problem with the Federal government forcing people to purchase health care insurance, which would….typically require ID as proof that the person is whom they say they are. Weird, that.

But, yeah, I’ve said before that there will be cases where people cannot get or do not have government issued ID. In those cases, I do not have a problem with having some sort of slush fund for providing said ID to those people. Really, it would cost the government pennies to make. The DMV people are working anyhow, let them take the persons picture and give them a state ID.

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2 Responses to “ACLU Finally Finds Someone Without An ID Who’d Be Disenfranchised”

  1. david7134 says:

    I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but here in Louisiana, when you register to vote you are given a card. That card is sent out again every several years. If you don’t have the card or a drivers license, then you don’t vote. So what is the issue?

  2. mojo says:

    How do we know she’s really who she says she is? Shouldn’t the ACLU verify her identity somehow, before filing suit?

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