Wednesday, July 4, 2012

In PA - 3/4 of a Million Don't Have Voter ID

This is what the ALEC Voter ID bill looks like in action - some snips.
Read the whole article  >>>>HERE<<<<
That's what happens when right-wing extremists cut and paste "model" legislation from right wing extremist organizations like the American Legislative Exchange council (ALEC).

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say that more than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania do not have photo identification cards from the state transportation department, leaving their ability to vote in November in doubt unless they have another acceptable form of identification.

In Philadelphia, 186,830 registered voters — 18 percent of the city's total registration — do not have PennDot ID, The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) said.

The new law requires all voters to show photo ID such as a driver's license or nondriver PennDOT photo ID, U.S. passports, student identification cards with expiration dates, current military identification, or ID cards issued to government employees.

Democratic critics charge that there's no evidence of such fraud. They say the law — one of the toughest in the nation — is a thinly veiled effort to suppress the vote for President Barack Obama in a key battleground state in the fall election and argued that it would discriminate against elderly, poor and minority voters.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson has scheduled a July 25 hearing on a challenge to the law, and an appeal could reach the state Supreme Court before November.

And their solution is to send them a letter and let them know they don't have the right ID to vote.
What a crock on this fourth of July.

Looks like some PA Action is in order before July 25th.

UPDATE July 7th
That number is greater than the entire population of the Harrisburg-Carlisle region. It is twice the population of the city of Pittsburgh and equals about half the number of people living in Philadelphia.

It is stunning that the figure could be so much higher than what was projected — nine times more than what state officials most recently estimated.

“From what we now see, nobody really knew the real numbers,” Samuelson said on Friday.


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