Reader re­sponds to writer’s let­ter

Glenside News - - OPINION -

To the ed­i­tor:

As I read Mr. Glea­son’s let­ter about Penn­syl­va­nia’s voter ID law I imag­ined him laugh­ing hys­ter­i­cally while he typed away.

Were you laugh­ing, Mr. Glea­son? That would help me know if I should be laugh­ing with you or at you. vou cer­tainly can’t be­lieve that the in­ten­tion of the law is a more fair elec­tion.

I too wish to have elec­tions that are un­touched by voter fraud. How­ever, the tim­ing of this leg­is­la­tion smells bad. It smells to me like an at­tempt at voter sup­pres­sion to win the state for Mr. Rom­ney. Mike Turzai as much as said so.

Is there a need for this law at this time? Penn­syl­va­nia state lawyers have ad­mit­ted that they knew of no cases of “in per­son” voter fraud. How preva­lent could it be? How many vot­ers will be turned away or may not vote due to this law? Ac­cord­ing to es­ti­mates by the Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton and the Univer­sity of New Mex­ico, per­haps hun­dreds of thou­sands of vot­ers could be af­fected. Don’t you see an

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