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91-year-old Tennessee woman can't get voter ID because of long line

October 21st, 2011 12:49 pm by Associated Press

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 ( 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.

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