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Only in America: Denying a 97-year-old citizen the right to vote

A 97-year-old woman is denied the right to vote because she doesn't have a valid ID — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A 97-year-old Kansas woman was denied the right to vote because she couldn't provide valid ID. Beth Hiller arrived at the Topeka polling station on a shuttle from her nursing home but was turned away because she had no driver's license or other photo ID. She was also not allowed to cast a provisional ballot.