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Democratic spokesman Guy Cecil commented, “They were literally going up to them and saying, ‘Before you vote, I want to see your identification.’” Some potential voters were also photographed.
Trey Ashcraft, chairman of the Jefferson County Election Commission, summoned a deputy from the Sheriff’s Office several times to escort poll watcher Diane Jones out of the clerk’s office for interfering with the voting process.
There’s some good news, though: A North Dakota judge in August ordered the state to stop enforcing its voter ID law, which could have disenfranchised nearly 4,000 Native American residents.
Disenfranchising people with convictions Almost six million Americans will be denied the right to vote on Tuesday because of criminal convictions.
Many of them are victims of laws enacted in Southern states specifically to disenfranchise African-Americans.
They have no right, for example, to demand that voters produce ID’s or other proofs of citizenship or residency.
There are federal civil rights and election laws that make such practices a crime.