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"Literally when you're looking at 1.3 million voters, we've had a total statewide out of all 95 counties only 154 individuals, you're going to expect some people forget ID," says Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins. "So far not an issue for voters to produce a valid photo ID."
The voter ID law was an issue for Cora Beach. After 20 years of voting in Davidson County, a voter registration card was not enough. She also needed a government issued ID, so she headed down to the DMV.
"I just really wanted to get my vote in there, but I want to have my rights also," says Beach. "Won't have to go through all of this."
Beach was told her social security card, Medicaid card, lease agreement, even an original copy of her birth certificate, were not enough. Since her maiden name had changed following 2 marriages, she'd need copies of the marriage licenses.
"Took everything they asked for, I get there and get turned away," says Beach. "I got turned down 3 times. This last time they wanted a marriage license. I'm not getting married, just trying to vote."
"It's a Constitutional right to vote and I don't think we're supposed to have to pay for that privilege," says volunteer Deanna Severance.
Severance drove Cora back and forth to the DMV. On Thursday, Beach voted after election officials allowed her to sign an affidavit declaring herself indigent. It meant she didn't have to pay to get more court documents, but it doesn't solve the problem of voter ID for Cora Beach.
Fox 17's Erika Lathon has the story.
Thursday, November 1 2012, 10:55 PM CDT
Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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