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Tribal college president calls for repeal of ID law

Tom Shortbull, president of Oglala Lakota College, says the South Dakota state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is not needed.

Shortbull, a former state lawmaker, sits on a federal advisory panel crated by the 2002 Help America Vote Act . He plans to discuss the law, how it compares to state law and the voter ID law at a press conference on the Rapid City campus of OLC next Tuesday.

The ID law has come under fire because some Indian voters say they were turned away from the polls at a statewide election earlier this month. They say they weren't offered the option of signing an affidavit as required by the state law.

Get the Story:
Shortbull: Repeal photo I.D. law (The Rapid City Journal 7/2)

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