MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Ninety-one-year-old Virginia Lasater says she was unable to obtain a voter ID because she was physically unable to stand in a long line at a driver testing center.
Lasater told The Daily News Journal that she has voted and worked in campaigns for 70 years (http://bit.ly/pQiphH). She recently moved to Murfreesboro and on Wednesday registered to vote at the local election commission.
A new law requires voters to show a photo ID at the polls. Since Lasater doesn't have a photo on her driver's license, she went to get one. But the testing center was packed and there were no chairs available.
Her son says a clerk told them there was nothing they could do.
Democratic leaders announced this week that they've filed legislation to repeal the new law.