Voter in­tim­i­da­tion

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - NEWS -

To the Edi­tor: With Elec­tion Day on Nov. 8 and I have been re­ceiv­ing an in­creas­ing num­ber of emails and phone calls from my con­stituents who are con­cerned about voter in­tim­i­da­tion. This is­sue has made na­tional news among the pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates, and the peo­ple who have con­tacted me fear they may be vic­tims of in­tim­i­da­tion when they cast their bal­lot.

In case some­one isn’t aware or has for­got­ten, voter in­tim­i­da­tion is against the law in Penn­syl­va­nia. Ac­cord­ing to Sec­tion 1847 of the Penn­syl­va­nia Elec­tion Code (Act of June 3, 1937, P.L. 1333, No. 320), any­one en­gag­ing in the act of voter in­tim­i­da­tion shall be sub­ject to up to two years in pri­son and a fine of up to $5,000.

Plain and sim­ple, voter in­tim­i­da­tion is il­le­gal.

Your right to vote and the power of your vote is the only thing that puts each of us as an EQUAL to the most pow­er­ful peo­ple in Amer­ica. Please ex­er­cise your power on Nov. 8.

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