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TN: Memphis voter ID rules are puzzling

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By Christopher Butler | Tennessee Watchdog

IN LINE: Voters line up on Nov. 6 to make their wishes known.

NASHVILLE — Memphis residents were allowed to use locally issued library cards as their voter IDs on Election Day as opposed to the more traditional driver’s licenses, passports, or other state and federally issued IDs.

This, after the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered that, for this election, Memphis officials accept library cards with a photo ID from registered voters for this year’s presidential election. Memphis officials oppose the state law saying ID’s must be federally or state issued and took the matter to court.

The state is appealing an earlier Court of Appeals ruling that stated voters may use city-issued library IDs when voting.

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