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Voter Suppression – American Style

August 20, 2012

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…

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