City Of Memphis Drops Voter ID Lawsuit
(Memphis) After much confusion and media attention, the City of Memphis has dropped its lawsuit against Tennessee’s Voter ID law.
A spokesperson for the City has now told us the lawsuit will be refiled next week in Chancery Court in Nashville.
The City wanted a judge to order the State of Tennessee to accept the new Memphis Library Card with photo. The city spent $67,000 to implement the new card, the only problem was it is not considered a valid ID with which to vote.
The state requires a photo ID issued by a Federal or State agency, even IDs from other states and ones that are expired.
In July, a judge in Nashville ruled the Library Photo ID card could not be used to vote in Tennessee.
While one judge did say the city’s ID plan is a good one the judge said the legislatures must change the law first.
Something not everyone agrees with.
“Anybody can walk in there and get one. I mean you have to show some kind of ID but you don`t have to give your social security number but there is no guarantee it’s you,” said Judy McCarver.
A spokesperson for the city tells News Channel 3 the lawsuit will be refiled next week in chancery
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