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.

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