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Transgender Voter Sues NC, Mecklenburg Election Officials for Questioning Identity

A transgender woman sued North Carolina and Mecklenburg County election officials Wednesday, claiming she was denied equal protection under state law and endured emotional stress when a Cornelius elections official questioned her identity last November.

The voter, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, said a chief precinct judge demanded to see her identification, which state law doesn’t currently require for voting.

Doe says a lengthy debate ensued, drawing a crowd of onlookers, when she tried to vote from a curbside area for people with disabilities.

The Cornelius town hall precinct judge, the lawsuit states, said that identification was required “because your face does not match your name.”

Read the source article at charlotteobserver.com

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