A new, radical Voter ID law is going to court in Pennsylvania

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The ACLU and several other organizations filed a suit on behalf of Pennsylvania voters alleging that the new law requiring voters to show photo IDs at the polls will deny citizens of their “most fundamental constitutional right – the right to vote.”

One of the lead plaintiffs in the case is 93-year-old Viviette Applewhite – an African American great grandmother who marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – yet can’t vote now since she doesn’t have a birth certificate or Driver’s License.

Voter ID laws like the one in Pennsylvania were written by the Koch brother-funded right-wing think tank, ALEC, and will disenfranchise millions of eligible minority, elderly, young, and poor voters – people who tend to vote for Democrats. Let’s hope the court sides with voters – and puts an end to this Conservative war on democracy. Stay tuned.

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