Thursday, September 06, 2007

DPG Reacts to Voter ID Ruling

Here is the official response of the Democratic Party of Georgia to the ruling today upholding Georgia's Voter ID law:

Kidd responds to Voter ID ruling

ATLANTA – Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Jane Kidd released the following statement in response to a federal court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s Voter ID Law.

“We disagree in the strongest possible terms with the Court’s decision, and maintain that Georgia’s Voter ID Law continues to represent a burden to the public and to the right to vote. The law especially places an additional burden on elderly and low-income voters.

“Over the next few months, we will be ramping up our voter education programs, to ensure that every voter is prepared to vote with one of the proper forms of identification. To that end, we’ll be working closely with our county parties to help them educate voters at the grassroots level. We’ll also be focusing closely on our election protection program to prevent inaccuracies and inequalities at the voting booths.”


Perhaps more later, after I've had to time to look at the ruling more closely.


Anonymous said...

They need to be ramping up their efforts to field a credible candidate to beat Saxby Chambliss next year. The current candidates can't raise money & don't have name recognition among Georgia Voters.

MasonMcD said...

I thought the standard was if it adversely affects a particular demographic - it doesn't have to be intentional, even.