Shocker: PA Judge Upholds Voter Disenfranchisement Law, Setting Up ...

Pennsylvania’s Democratic strongholds in 2012 are poised to follow in the ugly footsteps of Ohio in 2004, where tens of thousands of inner-city voters waited for hours and hours before casting ballots in the election that sent George W. Bush to the White House.

A Republican state senator who sponsored the law recently was caught on camera braggingabout how the new voter ID requirements would help Romney win the state in November.

...Jorge Santana, a deputy commissioner overseeing Philadelphia’s Board of Elections, testifiedthat one-third of the city’s 1.1 million registered voters—mostly from low-income areas—did not have the required forms of IDs to get a ballot this fall.

“One of the things that was frustrating to us was the fact that we did put on powerful evidence, from both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, about the effect on Election Day, and this opinion dismissed that as hypothetical,” said Jennifer Clarke, executive director of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

 

Make sure you have proper picture ID and all of your family and friends do! Register early.

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