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Waukesha - It took persistence - and a second trip to her Waukesha polling place - by a 63-year-old Waukesha woman to vote Tuesday. But she said her 87-year-old mother who couldn't make the trip back was disenfranchised by a poll worker who asked to see a photo ID.

Wisconsin's new voter ID law was in place for the February primary but not for Tuesday's general election after a judge ruled it was unconstitutional. The photo ID requirement is on hold while the matter is appealed.

The woman, who asked not to be identified because she and her mother were embarrassed, said she ended up calling the Government Accountability Board for help.

This woman who has more than likely been voting her entire life was prevented from voting because Republicans want to keep people that might not vote for them from voting. Who knows who she was going to vote for, that point is irrelevant. What is relevant is she made the effort to vote and was rejected.

Originally posted to Horace Boothroyd III on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 09:13 PM PDT.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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