Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

TPM: Alabama Congresswoman Asks DOJ To Investigate DMV Closures

Oct 5, 2015
In The News

The U.S. House member representing Alabama's only majority minority district district has requested that the Department of Justice investigate the closure of 31 driver's licenses offices in the state as a possible violation of her constituents' constitutional right to vote.

Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) released a letter Monday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking the department to investigate the closures in a state which requires government-issued photo IDs to vote. Eight of the 14 counties in Sewell's district will be without a DMV, the letter said.

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