State lawmakers last year approved a law requiring voters show a state-issued photo identification at the polls in order to vote. Facing the August primary election and the November 2012 general election, largely Democratic community leaders are trying to rally their constituencies to battle what they say is attempts at voter suppression. The community leaders, [...]
Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner, D-Old Hickory, reacts to criticism from Republicans that he flip-flopped on his support for legislation that voters show photo ID at the polls. Turner made the comments in his Capitol Hill office Oct. 25, 2011. For more, go to www.tnreport.com.
Tennessee State Sen. Bill Ketron, of Murfreesboro, and Rep. Debra Maggart, of Hendersonville, tell reporters on Capitol Hill that the law they pushed that requires voters show a photo ID at the poll is not disenfranchising voters like critics say it is. Both lawmakers are Republicans and are the caucus chairperson in their respective chambers. [...]
Tennessee’s election coordinator Mark Goins tells reporters after a hearing on Capitol Hill that voters are not being disenfranchised by the new law that requires voters show a photo ID when they vote. He made the comments after testifying before the Senate State and Local Government committee about how the department is reaching out to [...]
Tennessee State Sen. Bill Ketron and former Rutherford County Democratic Party chairman Jonathon Fagan held a press conference Sept. 24 in which they accused the current Rutherford County Democratic Party vice chairman, Anthony Pegel, of voting when he was ineligible as a convicted felon.
Tennessee State Sen. Bill Ketron and former Rutherford County Democratic Party chairman Jonathon Fagan held a press conference Sept. 24 in Murfreesboro to criticize Democrats who’ve opposed the state’s new voter ID requirement. The purpose of the press conference, they said, was to highlight that people who are ineligible to vote at times fraudulently do. [...]
Tennessee state Rep. Debra Maggart fields questions from reporters about the state’s new law that requires voters to show a state or federal government issued photo ID at the polls. For more, go to www.tnreport.com.
Tennessee’s Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner, Bill Gibbons, says the drivers license facilities will try to fast track taxpayers who are visiting the offices in order to get a state ID that they can vote with. For more, go to www.tnreport.com.
Tennessee Sen. Bill Ketron, a Murfreesboro Republican and caucus chairman, explains his bill that would require voters to present a photo ID to vote. For more, go to www.tnreport.com
Hedy Weinberg, American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee executive director, says a measure at state Capitol Hill attempting to require voters bring a photo ID with them to the polls has the potential to put off voters unless the government can also make an effort to inform them about how those who don’t have a [...]