Best to get your voter ID now

North Penn Life - - Opinion -

The best ad­vice to­day is the same as be­fore the state Supreme Court ruled (well, sort of) on the soter ID law. Make sure you have proper ID be­fore Nov. 6. Make sure friends and fam­ily mem­bers do, too — es­pe­cially Whe eOGerOy DnG Whe Ln­firP. Do LW now. Don’W wDLW, EeFDuVe WDOeV oI EureDuFrDWLF GLI­fiFuOWLeV oEWDLnLnJ ,D hDve Eeen wLGeVSreDG.

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The mo­ti­va­tion of this law is clearly po­lit­i­cal — to de­press the vote of peo­ple more likely to vote Demo­cratic. A Penn­sylvDnLD 5eSuEOLFDn HouVe OeDGer VDLG Vo Ln FoPPenWV FDuJhW on video.

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