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November 6th, 2011
04:57 AM ET

"I'm very worried that I'll be disenfranchised"

Several states have passed laws requiring voters to show photo identification in order to vote. Critics say it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. T.J. Holmes talks with a woman who has serious concerns about whether she'll be able to vote under this new law.

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  1. Richard

    I perfer to look at it like law is keeping illegals from voting

    November 6, 2011 at 6:23 am |
  2. JAlsup

    of course you should have to present a photo id to vote. You have to present one to get on a plane, voting is more important than flying!

    November 6, 2011 at 6:25 am |
  3. JoBrou

    This is so ridiculously stupid that anyone could argue that needing an ID to vote could be a means to disenfranchise any person. Proving one's identity is just a requirement of existence. You need to prove who you are to buy beer, use a credit card, cash a check, or pick up a hotel key if you left yours in the room. Proving your identity is a means to cut down on voter fraud and the only reason people protest it is that they want to see fraudulent voting continue.

    November 6, 2011 at 6:32 am |
  4. Jackson Steel

    I think that in these days everyone should have to show an I.D. to vote ... Too many people who do not belong in the U.S. in the U.S. to take any chances anymore...Until the I.N.S. starts taking it's job seriously we ALL have to give up something...We cannot have illegals voting...

    November 6, 2011 at 6:36 am |
  5. Frederick C. Bronson

    Then that woman must be here illegally, if you are American then you will have ID if you are one of those hispanics here illegally you will not have ID and that's what Obama is worried about without the illegal vote he will lose ......
    Frederick Bronson. North Carolina

    November 6, 2011 at 7:42 am |
  6. Leslie Weinberg

    She doesn't have a drivers' license? Give me a break!

    November 6, 2011 at 9:38 am |
  7. Angie Willis

    She is not being disenfranchised. She is being irresponsible for not taking care of her affairs. Every voter should verify their identity. How can we guarantee that a person is (1) a citizen, and (2) that they have not voted more than once under another alias. She mentions that it is her "right" to vote and her "priviledge" to have a license to drive. What she is not understanding is that it is her RESPONSIBILITY to rectify any "glitch" on her birth certificate. She has had 80 years to correct this. A simple city bus ride down to the county building could have fixed this. She should be upset with her legs for not walking into the county building, upset with her arms for not filling out paperwork to correct the "glitch" and disgusted with her mouth for talking to the nation about nonsencical matters.

    November 9, 2011 at 9:35 am |

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