Under Pressure, Governor Reconsiders Closing License Offices

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson says it’s unfair to blacks: closing drivers license offices. He met with governor Bentley yesterday, calling it a good meeting. Jackson says the closings will make it harder for people in mostly black counties to get a picture-ID to vote. But the governor says a photo-ID — that can be used for voting — can be issued in every county at the registrar’s office. But Jackson also complained that the closings will make getting a driver’s license hard for many — so Bentley agreed to talk to law enforcement officials and revisit the issue.