Wednesday, June 11, 2008


These Proof of Citizenship laws hurt all of us.

Here is an interesting story and the link.

A 97-year-old Arizona woman who has voted in the past 19 Presidential elections says she won't be able to vote in November because of the state's new voter identification law.

Shirley Preiss says she was born in 1910 in Kentucky, before birth certificates were issued. She no longer has a driver's license and never had a passport. Her son says they tried to get a birth certificate but everyone who could verify it is dead. They also tried to get school records from Tennessee, but the school no longer exists.

The Arizona law requires voters to produce identification when casting ballots at polling places and to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote.

Preiss says for someone who once lived at a time when women could not vote, the law is a step backward.

Her son says he will call the Governor's office to see if they can help his mother.

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