Voter ID

Memphis Sues Tennessee over Voter ID

Says photo ID requirements will disenfranchise voters

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Memphis sued Tennessee, claiming the state's 2011 Photo ID Act will disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters.

Memphis, joined by two citizen-plaintiffs, claims Tennessee arbitrarily disqualifies voters who use public library cards and other valid government-issued IDs for voter identification.

The plaintiffs say Tennessee never showed any evidence of the sort of voter fraud it claimed the legislation was written to prevent.