On the heels of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signing a voter ID measure into law, 92-year-old Rosanell Eaton has sued the state claiming that her constitutional rights had been violated. The NAACP filed the lawsuit on behalf of Eaton, stating that she will be disenfranchised after voting for 70 years.
“Mrs. Eaton, who was born at home, has a current North Carolina driver’s license, but the name on her certified birth certificate does not match the name on her driver’s license or the name on her voter registration card,” the lawsuit notes. “Mrs. Eaton will incur substantial time and expense to correct her identification documents to match her voter registration record in order to meet the new requirements.”
Eaton has been quite verbal about the state’s voting measures:
North Carolina is the first state to adopt a discriminatory voting law since the Supreme Court struck down the key parts of the Voting Rights Act in June.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice also filed a lawsuit focusing on provisions that suppress early voting, voter registration and “out of precinct” voting.
Welcome back to Jim Crow.