Posts Tagged ‘Voter ID’

Corbett’s 112% lie

I try not to get too political here, however, Pennsylvania is making national headlines, so I figured I’d mention it.

Maddow Blog recently covered not only Governor’s support of an abhorrent mandatory ultrasound bill (much like the bill to come out of Virginia), but also his recently signed voter ID bill.

Never mind that even though is outcry from both sides of aisle, he has yet to reveal is plan for the state’s transportation funding, this bill sets out to “solve a problem” that doesn’t exist:

But here’s the trouble: there are no examples of Pennsylvania precincts, at a time or in an election, coming in with 112% participation. Corbett appears to have simply made this up.

Voter ID bills around the country are set up to discourage blocks of the population from voting: groups that tend to vote democratic, hence the big push of them this year.  If voter fraud was a problem, it would be another matter, but as it is right now, there is not a problem, just a grab to keep republicans in power at the expense of democracy.

And I know, it’s a hyperbolic, but I’ll go with it for now, and go back to mostly ignoring politics tomorrow.

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