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Just weeks away from the general election and I am shocked that any American, let alone anyone in Pennsylvania, would even consider voting Republican in this election.
Republicans are doing their damnedest to deny Americans in some states, including Pennsylvania, the most precious and sacred of all rights - the right to vote. They have boasted that it is one more manipulation to give a party that has lost its compass a way to win. Don’t for a minute think this is only to help Gov. Mitt Romney. They know if they cannot keep the old, young and poor from voting, the GOP won’t have to worry about a “EiJ WHnW,” WKHy’OO DOO fiW FRPfortably in a “pup tent.”
I know of three Republicans nationwide that I could consider voting for (I won’t name them because that is enough to get them forced out of the GOPF. That’s what happened to the many others I found to be honest statesmen and women with integrity. They are not welcome in today’s GOP.
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An editorial and a letter in the Times Chronicle, 9L13L12, addressed the voter ID issue in Pennsylvania.
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Can local officials accept the usual, customary evidence of identification
exceptional, hardship cases? I think so.
The ancient Greeks called it epikeia, a benign way of interpreting the law when obstacles, unforeseen and unintended by the legislators, place extreme burdens on some who are subject to the law. That’s the situation I foresee, and I trust that officials at the polling places will be fair-minded and considerate. Frank McGinty
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On a personal note I can tell you how I believe this would have affected my mother. Although she is now deceased I believe that this may have taken away her ability to vote. After health issues made it impossible to drive she let her license expire. Even if she knew about the need for an ID she would not have gone to the trouble to obtain one. Health issues, distance, money, “not wanting to trouble her children,” etc., would have kept her from getting one. She voted all her adult life and I believe this law would have stopped her
Would you really turn away or discourage voters to win an election you feel you can’t win otherwise? Is this the will of the people? Is this a more fair election? What hDYH RuU HOHFWHG RIfiFLDOV EHcome? Bruce Asam Elkins Park gonna allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania … done, and signed by a Republican Gov. (who is currently trying to take away your health careF, it appears WhDW RuU HOHFWHG RIfiFLDOV DUH motivated more by their own political aspirations and much less by passing good, honest legislation that’s best for all their constituents.
While some estimates show that up to U00,000 Pennsylvanians lack a photo ID — that’s potentially 9 percent of the voters in our state that may not get the chance to vote this November — there has been zero cases of voter fraud, which the new law supposedly addresses.
Since our Republican leaders can’t win an election the old fashioned way with newer, better, fresher candidates with newer, better and fresher ideas, it appears that they have now attempted to rig the elections that clearly precludes a voting demographic that, as a whole, lean toward, and vote, Democratic.
The true remedy for whatever voting ills we suffer is, of course, is not only get out the vote, but then to recall these jokers who claim they represent the average citizen.
Just as the Tea Party clamored for repeal and recall we should do the same here in Pennsylvania this November. Throw these bums out and start over. Terry McNamara