93-Year-Old Tennessee Woman Who Cleaned State Capitol For 30 Years Denied Voter ID
A 93-year-old Tennessee woman who cleaned the state Capitol for 30 years, including the governor’s office, says she won’t be able to vote for the first time in decades after being told this week that her old state ID failed to meet new voter ID regulations.
Thelma Mitchell was even accused of being an undocumented immigrant because she couldn’t produce a birth certificate:
Mitchell, who was delivered by a midwife in Alabama in 1918, has never had a birth certificate. But when she told that to a drivers’ license clerk, he suggested she might be an illegal immigrant.
Thelma Mitchell told WSMV-TV that she went to a state drivers’ license center last week after being told that her old state ID from her cleaning job would not meet new regulations for voter identification.
GOPer Mission AccomplishedResponse to deminks (Original post)Mon Dec 26, 2011, 04:01 PM
1. What's more disgusting than the crime being perpetrated upon
Ms. Mitchell is that the vast majority of Repukes will have no problem with this and many will actually approve of the treatment of Mitchell.So we're back to the racist Dems and "it's all about race".mysuzuki2
Response to deminks (Original post) Mon Dec 26, 2011, 04:14 PM
2. I'll be willing to bet that this lady is Black.
And then there is this, which liberals will never acknowledge. Those who do not have birth certificates because they were born many years ago when many did not have their births registered DO HAVE a way to get a delayed birth certificate.proud2BlibKansan
Response to deminks (Original post)Mon Dec 26, 2011, 04:20 PM
3. An update:
But a spokesman for the House Republican Caucus said Mitchell was given bad information. Brent Leatherwood said even an expired state ID will allow her to vote.
Asked about why Mitchell might have been confused or received incorrect information about the new voter ID law, Leatherwood said only that the provision that allows for the use of state employee IDs is “pretty straightforward.”
He said staff would be contacting Mitchell to get to the bottom of the miscommunication.
This is not about people not having birth certificates or IDs. This is about making sure that illegal aliens, dead people, and convicts can vote and so those liberals that want to vote more than once can.http://www.knoxcounty.org/recordsmgmt/mhdrecords.php
SPECIAL NOTE: Many older individuals who were born at home or in rural areas never had birth certificates submitted to Vital Records. In these cases, one can obtain a "delayed" registration of birth. The Tennessee Department of Health has promulgated rules which govern the issuance of these certificates. Contact Vital Records at the number given above for more information on this process.