Justice

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Marc Elias, a Democratic Party elections lawyer, activist and founder of Democracy Docket, filed a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s new voter ID law on Friday. With the lawsuit including the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans among other plaintiffs, it echoes claims of voter suppression made recently by the ACLU of Ohio.

According to the Ohio Legislative Service Commission summary, the law “defines photo ID as an unexpired Ohio driver’s license, state ID card, interim identification form, U.S. passport or passport card, or military ID card that includes the individual’s name and photograph.”

Mike Fry is a contributor to The Ohio Press Network. Fry is the author of G.O.A.T. Envy: An analysis of the role fan narrative plays in the debate over which #23 is the greatest basketball player of all time.  He lives in Galena, Ohio.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.