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Letter to the Editor: Voter ID Law Will Jeopardize Voting Ability

US Rep. Allyson Schwartz, in a statement, said the PA Voter ID law will jeopardize the voting ability of tens of thousands of voters.

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz issued the following statement on Wednesday after Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled not to block the law that requires every Pennsylvania voter to show a valid photo ID before being allowed to vote. 

“It is extremely disappointing that the Court would jeopardize the ability of tens of thousands of registered Pennsylvania voters to cast their ballots this November. 

“The real issue should be how to simplify access to the voting process to engage more voters to come out and cast their ballot. Instead, the Court's decision today to enable the Governor and the State Legislature to impose greater obstacles to voting defies understanding and is un-American.

“There is much to do in a short time to ensure that voters across Pennsylvania have the information they need and access to the remedies required to allow them to vote this November. This will not be easy. And while civic organizations and campaigns will do their best, it is essential that State offices are available to potential voters to enable them to get the official ID they need to vote.

“I am committed to working over the coming months to ensure that Pennsylvanians are prepared to meet these requirements and have their voices heard.”

Bill August 19, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Allyson said, “The real issue should be how to simplify access to the voting process to engage more voters to come out and cast their ballot'. Like buying votes through an executive order and giving amnesty to 2 million illegals.
Scott Weekley August 20, 2012 at 01:56 PM
In response to critics of my disagreement with the voter I.D. Bill, I want to let all of you know that your responses are appreciated because I need you to enlighten me on this issue which is of grave concern. I have read your very reasonable explanations supporting the "new" Pennsylvania voter I.D. law. I have been voting for over thirty-five years in Pennsylvania. No such Bill was promulgated in Harrisburg before. If individuals who supported this voter I.D. Bill would please cite irrefutable sources of instances of voter fraud which decided the outcomes of previous elections, I could believe you have a case. What extremely reputable sources of post election research discovered unquestionable "voter-fraud" in Pennsylvania to warrant this law? I promise to read your "irrefutable" sources if you provide them. Thank You
Linda Ball August 27, 2012 at 08:28 AM
Although it hard to believe, but some American citizens do not drive, have never been on a plane, do not have a checking account,and can't rent a car? Therefore, unreasonable as it may sound; they do not have state ID. This is the same demographic of people that drowned in Katrina. The requirement for ID to vote infringes on U.S citizens constitutional rights.
Quick Draw September 07, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Joe, I don't agree with Ms Schwartz on the voter ID issue but I have personal experience participating in a "Town Hall" phone meeting with U.S. Representative Jim Gerlach. Every one is on the line and you push # to ask a question.
Quick Draw September 07, 2012 at 02:11 AM
In a word.....ACORN

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