Tuesday, May 9, 2017


By one estimate, 300,000 eligible voters in the state lacked valid photo IDs heading into the election; it is unknown how many people did not vote because they didn't have proper identification. But it is not hard to find the Navy veteran whose out-of-state driver's license did not suffice, or the dying woman whose license had expired, or the recent graduate whose student ID was deficient — or Harris, who at 66 made her way to her polling place despite chronic lung disease and a torn ligament in her knee.

It is unknown, of course, how an estimated 300,000 people would have voted with the proper identification.  But who knows?  Trump won the state by a slim margin of 22,748 votes.

Source:  CNN

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