Voter ID laws are stopping voters like this from ruining the democratic process.
A 97-year-old Surprise woman who has voted in the past 19 presidential elections said she finds herself a casualty in the voter ID battle.
Shirley Preiss cannot register in Arizona for the November elections without proof of citizenship.
“I’m a legal American,” Preiss said. “I’m born here. Born and raised in America.”
The Arizona law was approved by voters in 2004 as Proposition 200 on that year’s general election ballot. It requires voters to produce specified types of identification when casting ballots at polling places and to provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote either for the first time or in a different county.
Preiss was born in 1910 in Clinton, Ky., before birth certificates were issued. She said she no longer has a driver’s license and never had a passport.
Thankfully, she was caught before she exercised her “right” to vote for president a twentieth time. That would have caused chaos in our fragile democracy.