“The thing is, why do they make it so hard when you lose everything, to get it back? Do you have any answers to that?” – Dennis Rickett
Today, millions of Americans live in the shadows, without any form of government issued photo identification. They can’t get social security and many can’t vote. A US Government Accounting Office study found that strict voter ID laws around the country have reduced voter turnout by 2-3 percentage points, which, according to the GAO can translate “into tens of thousands of votes lost in a single state.” Reporter Megan Marrelli tells the story of Dennis Rickett (in photo below) and his life without a photo ID. We call our story Government Ghost.
This week on Life of the Law…
Episode 122: Government Ghost
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