The Raw Story is reporting that a 92-year-old African-American woman has filed a suit against North Carolina after Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a restrictive voter-ID measure.
The suit says that Rosanell Eaton will be disenfranchised after voting for 70 years because “the name on her certified birth certificate does not match the name on her driver’s license or the name on her voter registration card.” Changing the names would be a costly endeavor for Eaton, the suit says.
At a bill signing with no formal ceremony on Monday, McCrory quietly signed the Republican bill that will require a voters to present a government-issued ID, cuts early voting days, stops same-day registration, ends “straight ticket” party voting, makes it harder for students to vote and gives poll watchers new powers for challenging voters.
The first lawsuit, filed by the NAACP, says that 92-year-old Rosanell Eaton will be disenfranchised after voting for 70 years.
“Mrs. Eaton, who was born at home, has a current North Carolina driver’s license, but the name on her certified birth certificate does not match the name on her driver’s license or the name on her voter registration card,” the lawsuit notes. “Mrs. Eaton will incur substantial time and expense to correct her identification documents to match her voter registration record in order to meet the new requirements.”
Read more at the Raw Story.