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PHOENIX, Sept. 11 -- A federal judge declined Monday to block a law that requires Arizona voters to present identification before casting a ballot.
U.S. District Judge Roslyn O. Silver's order came a day before Tuesday's primary, the first statewide election for which voters will be required to show identification. The law has already been used in some municipal elections
The 2004 law requires that voters at polling places produce government-issued picture ID or two pieces of other non-photo identification specified by the law. It also requires proof of citizenship when registering to vote.
Originally posted by seagull
In what way does this decision disenfranchise a legal registered voter? I simply don't see it.
dis‧fran‧chise /dɪsˈfræntʃaɪz/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[dis-fran-chahyz] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object), -chised, -chis‧ing.
1. to deprive (a person) of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote.
2. to deprive of a franchise, privilege, or right.