(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The city of Memphis has amended its federal court lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of Tennessee's new law that requires voters to present a state-issued photo identification card in order to vote, The Commercial Appeal reports.
Attorneys for the city filed an amended complaint Tuesday for two Memphis voters lacking state-issued IDs whose provisional ballots in last Thursday's election were not counted. The complaint states that the voter photo ID law adds a new qualification for voting that goes beyond the four listed in the state's constitution, which deems it an infringement on voting rights under both state and federal constitutions, the paper says.
The lawsuit estimates that up to 390,000 registered voters in Tennesse lack photo ID cards, including about 105,000 residents 60 and over who hold driver's licenses without photos, as permitted by state law, according to the Appeal.
The attorneys who filed the complaint have asked for an expedited hearing, but no hearing has yet been scheduled.
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