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Jesse Jackson Stopped at Polls--No ID

Associated Press

Jesse Jackson, a longtime crusader for voter participation, was turned away at the polls in his hometown today when he went to vote in the primaries without the proper credentials.

Jackson, who has been urging people to vote while stumping his native state for the last two days, didn’t have a voter registration card or a driver’s license, poll worker Louise Wyche said.

The 1984 Democratic presidential candidate, who explained that he had lost his wallet recently, was allowed to vote after getting a new voting certificate from the county.

The turnout was light, in the meantime.

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“I was 23 on the list when I came the first time,” Jackson said. “I had to go get my certificate, and I was still number 23 when I got back.”


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