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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Today in Voter Suppression

Yesterday in Pennsylvania "A state judge has refused to block a new Pennsylvania law that requires voters to display a current government-issued photo identification at the polls, upholding a Republican-backed measure that Democrats say may prevent tens of thousands of low-income and elderly voters from casting ballots."

To quote Penda Hair, co-director of the public policy group Advancement Project, the decision is ""a huge setback for the right to vote. It's contrary to core American values and sadly takes us back to a dark place in our country's history."

Based on current data, the law could disenfranchise 9% of the state's voters and 18% of Democratic Philadelphia.

I don't want to sound like a conspiracy theorist, who thinks these laws are only aimed at suppressing Democratic voters so I'll just let this guy, Republican House Leader, Mike Turzai do it for me:

This is not good news.

According to Obama for America Pennsylvania Press Secretary Jennifer Austin, the campaign will continue to train voters on the law and requirements to voting.

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