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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:52 AM

Justice Dept. is finally looking into PA voter ID law.

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will be scoured

By Brad Bumsted
Tribune-Review

Published: Monday, July 23, 2012, 7:42 p.m.
Updated 9 hours ago

HARRISBURG — The Justice Department is investigating whether Pennsylvania’s voter ID law discriminates against minorities, an agency spokesman said Monday.

The Justice Department sent a three-page letter to Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, a member of Gov. Tom Corbett’s Cabinet, notifying her of the probe and requesting documents, records and databases. Michael Passman, an official with the Office of Public Affairs, provided the letter.

Neither Aichele nor her spokesman was available, and the governor’s office was unaware of the letter.

The federal agency is investigating the law, which is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others to be heard beginning Wednesday in Commonwealth Court.

More at link: http://triblive.com/news/2258970-74/voter-law-corbett-pennsylvania-department-justice-aichele-documents-fraud-letter

From femmocrat: Read the entire article, if you can. It says that such scrutiny has been mostly used in the south where there has been a pattern of discrimination. At the end, some asshat repuke comments that he "can't understand" the opposition and that people have had "plenty of time" to comply, so what's the problem?

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Response to femmocrat (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:00 AM

1. Talk about out of touch

Majernik balked at the suggestion that some voters will be disenfranchised.

“People need ID for all sorts of things, from driving, cashing a check, getting on an airplane or checking into a hotel,” he said, adding that “there has been plenty of time” for those who do not have proper ID to obtain one.


Idiot can't even imagine that there are people who don't drive, cash checks, get on airplanes or check in to hotels. It is called being poor. And what about the elderly that are too frail to leave their homes?

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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 10:10 AM

2. Here is another good article: No voter fraud in PA!

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/pennsylvania_voter_id_no_in_person_voter_fraud.php

"The state signed a stipulation agreement with lawyers for the plaintiffs which acknowledges there “have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal knowledge of any such investigations or prosecutions in other states.”

Thanks to DUer Noel711:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101636262

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