Voter ID

Memphis Sues Tennessee over Voter ID

Says photo ID requirements will disenfranchise voters


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.