The Grio : 93 Year Old Woman is Lead Plaintiff Against the Republican Push for Voter Suppression in Pennsylvania

The voter ID law will now require voters to show a valid driver’s license or other forms of identification in order to be able to vote. Applewhite has been voting for 50 years and because of her age she no longer owns a birth certificate. Since she does not have a driver’s license either, she will not be eligible to vote in the upcoming elections. She says that she has been voting since 1960 and she cast her first vote for President John F. Kennedy. reports:

HARRISBURG – Wartime welder, civil-rights marcher, world traveler, voter – Viviette Applewhite of Philadelphia’s Germantown section can boast of having been all those things.

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