After the Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld the state’s requirement of voters to show photo identification at the polls, but also upheld library cards as valid forms of identification, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said the following:
While allowing library cards clearly violates the legislative intent of this law, the court rightly affirmed the law’s constitutionality. Just yesterday, we saw Democrat Party voter fraud efforts make national news in Virginia, as the son of a U.S. Congressman was caught on tape explaining how to commit fraud at the ballot box. This is exactly the type of illegal behavior our law will stop. Tennessee’s voter ID law is necessary, proper and completely constitutional. This has been made plain by the courts and remains undisputed.
Secretary of State Tré Hargett plans to appeal the ruling on library cards.