Voter Suppression – American Style
Even though there is no widespread voter fraud in the US, and in-person voting fraud is almost non-existent, several states have passed laws requiring photo ID at the polls. The latest state to attempt legislation is Pennsylvania – a key battleground state in this year’s election.
According to a recent estimate from the Pennsylvania DOT, 9% of registered voters don’t currently possess a valid driver’s license. Voters most likely not to have a driver’s license are African-Americans, Hispanics, the elderly and the young. So why would Pennsylvania be trying to pass a law which could disenfranchise 9% of voters – the majority of whom lean democratic – in order to solve a non-existant problem? I’ll let Pennsylvania House Republican Mike Turzai explain, in his own words:
“Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania…. done!”
No doubt the applause which follows this statement comes from lovers of freedom and liberty…