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 It's a bad law and it needs to be repealed.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.
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