Pennsylvania’s Voting Problem – Partisan Hackery Looks To Rule The Upcoming Presidential Election

Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer Bob Warner reports, “More than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania do not have photo identification cards from the state Transportation Department, putting their voting rights at risk in the November election, according to data released Tuesday by state election officials.” This is a staggering number and it represents over 9 percent of the over 8 million registered voters in Pennsylvania. The number of voters who will be disenfranchised this election is still unknown, and is not likely to ever be known, but based on this report we know over three-quarters of a million voters face the possibility of being turned away at the polls. This is just one state!

This is all a result of Republican efforts to suppress the minority vote in America. And no, it’s not about voter fraud. If you are a Republican voter and you support the new restrictive voter ID laws because you believe there is rampant voter fraud, then I ask you to show me the facts you considered before making your decision. More than likely you made no decision at all and you are simply assuming Republican lawmakers are on the level and are not engaged in political hackery.

There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud because there is no incentive for anyone to try to impersonate a registered voter. Any effort to change election results by voter fraud would require a massive organized effort. The Bush White House went after voter fraud and in 8 years they found a total of less than one hundred cases, most of which weren’t even real fraud. Republicans who believe we need tough, restrictive voter ID laws are trying on a problem to see if it fits a solution. For the Republican lawmakers who support voter ID laws even when they know there is no fraud, well, they are only concerned about one thing, giving fellow Republicans an advantage in the next election.

But don’t take my word for it, check out what Pennsylvania Representative (and Republican Majority Leader) Mike Turzai recently said:

Pro-Second Amendment? The Castle Doctrine, it’s done. First pro-life legislation – abortion facility regulations – in 22 years, done. Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.

Thanks Mike, your candor is refreshing.

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