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2005/12/29

Geogria's African-American Lawmakers Vow to Repeal Poll-Tax (New Voter ID Law)

@ 05:51 PM (106 months, 5 days ago)

African-American lawmakers in Georgia are vowing to repeal the new Voter ID law, which is essentially a state-sanctioned poll tax.

Under the new law, Georiga voters who do not have a driver's license, will be required to purchase a state-issued identification card, which could cost approximately $35.

State Rep. Alisha Morgan said "It's whatever it takes.  I'm putting on the armor. Nothing they can do will fix the bill. It's a bad law and it needs to be repealed. We're not going backwards."

The U.S. Justice Department approved the law in August, but in November, a memo revealed that career lawyers and analysts in the Department had opposed the Georgia law.  They were overruled by the politicos in DOJ, however.

In October, a federal judge blocked Georgia from enforcing the law, saying it essentially amounted to an unconstitutional poll tax.

Georgia's black lawmakers vow to repeal voter ID law

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  1. I might be beanitg a dead horse, but thank you for posting this!

    Comment by Welcome— 2014/04/06 @ 08:29 AM — (Reply)

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