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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 21, 2013

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton is speaking out about the city’s lost battle to have library cards with a photo serve as legal identification for voting. Wharton told  WREG News Channel 3 that the city stood up for poor, disenfranchised voters in the fight. “Emphasis ought to be on getting more people to vote as opposed to reducing the number of people who vote,”  Wharton said. The Supreme Court says the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because anyone who can’t afford it, can get a free photo ID from the Department of Motor Vehicles.