Now Voter ID deadline has passed, thousands of East Devon voters have been disenfranchised

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As the deadline for applying for the government’s new Voting Authority Certificate passed this evening, almost 2 million voters who don’t have passports or driving licenses had lost their chance to vote in May 4’s local elections. Maybe 3000 of them are in East Devon.

The Tories have calculated that the voters who are disenfranchised will be mainly voters for the opposition parties. It’s Donald Trump-style Voter Suppression and no East Devon Tory has disowned it. Shame on them. They’re complicit in destroying our democracy.

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