Friday, February 24, 2012

ACLU sues Wisconsin, says voter ID is a poll tax

"Wisconsin’s voter ID law imposes the equivalent of a poll tax on individuals with out-of-state drivers licenses and discriminates against the poor, students and the elderly, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.
ACLU lawyers argue in a 54-page lawsuit that the law “imposes a severe and undue burden on the fundamental right to vote under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution…"
Laura Murphy, the head of the Washington Chapter the American Civil Liberties Unionb compared recent voter identification laws to poll taxes and Jim Crow-era laws. 

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