Indiana: Dems file suit against voter i d bill
AP reports: The Indiana Democratic Party sued in federal court Monday, seeking to overturn a new state law that requires most voters to show government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis claims Indianaís voter-ID law violates the U.S. Constitution, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.
The Indiana Civil Liberties Union has also filed a lawsuit to block the law slated to take effect July 1.
Critics say requiring a photo ID at the polls unfairly affects the poor, minorities, people with disabilities and the elderly, who are more likely to lack driverís licenses and might struggle to obtain a photo ID.
Dan Parker, chairman of the state Democratic Party, said there have been no recorded instances of voter fraud at the polls that could be prevented by the bill. -- News Sentinel | 05/03/2005 | Lawsuits target new voter-ID law