Some Tennessee Students Want a Change In Voter ID Law

Voter IDA group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification. The out-of-state students attending Fisk University and Tennessee State University say in the lawsuit filed on Wednesday they would like to vote in Tennessee, but they lack proper ID. Tennessee will not accept identification cards from other states, nor will the state accept student ID cards from Tennessee colleges and universities. The students say the law is unconstitutional. They note Tennessee does accept college and university ID cards issued by the state to workers, just not to students.