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Concerns over Ala. voter ID law

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An Alabama congresswoman is voicing her concerns over the state's new voter ID law.

Democratic congresswoman Terri Sewell says she's not a fan of the state's tough new law requiring everyone to show a photo ID at the voting booth.

Republicans in the state legislature defended the law saying it would eliminate voter fraud.

Sewell disagrees, saying her wheel chair-bound father's driver's license expired and he uses other IDs to prove who he is when he votes.

"I think about a lot of other disabled and seniors who may not have the chance to go get a photo ID and yet they have their Social Security Card," Sewell said.

Alabama still must submit its law for approval to the justice department.

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