Dorothy Cooper II??

Ninety-one-year-old Virginia Lasater has voted and worked in campaigns for some 70 years. But Wednesday, according to the Daily News Journal, she ran head-long into the barrier Tennessee’s new voter photo ID law is throwing up for some elderly people.
Recently moved to Murfreesboro from her farm in Lewisburg to live with son, Richard Lasater, she registered to vote Wednesday at the Rutherford County Election Commission office but that afternoon found herself facing long lines at the driver’s license testing center in Murfreesboro. She’s never had a photo ID on her license, even though she’s still capable of driving and goes to Sunday school.
Aided by a walking cane to get around, she quickly decided she couldn’t stand up long enough to wait and her son could find no chairs available for her to sit. Richard estimated a least 100 people were in the building, and workers were “way overworked and way understaffed.” He was told at the help desk there was nothing they could do but wait.
They left, upset about the law and the long lines.
“I’m just afraid people will say it’s too much trouble,” said Mrs. Lasater.
…”It really makes me about halfway mad because I know what’s going on,” says Mrs. Lasater. She’s “absolutely” sure the law is part of a Republican strategy to keep senior citizens from voting.

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