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Gov. Tom Corbett signs voter ID into law (Pennsylvania)
Newsworks.org ^ | 3/14/12 | Mary Wilson

Posted on 03/14/2012 6:59:32 PM PDT by LdSentinal

After three days of floor debate, the Pennsylvania House has passed a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls. Governor Tom Corbett signed the bill into law Wednesday night.

Opponents call it a "poll tax," while supporters insist it's "common sense."

Counties are being told about the upcoming changes, according to Ron Ruman, a spokesman for the Department of State.

For the April 24 primary election, poll workers are supposed to request, but not require, that voters show photo identification.

"And then we're asking that the poll worker hand that voter a small sheet of paper which has the basics of the voter ID bill on it -- what types of voter ID will be acceptable for the fall election and where they can go to get more information," Ruman said.

It won't be until November's general election that the rules stick.

Voters can show a driver's license, or a nondriver's ID from PennDOT. State and federal government-issued IDs are acceptable, as are employee IDs from Pennsylvania county and municipal governments.

Identification from an accredited Pennsylvania college or university, as well as Pennsylvania nursing homes and assisted living facilities also will be accepted. Voters without any of those identifications can get a free ID from PennDOT before the general election.

A voter without necessary ID on Election Day can cast a special ballot that will be counted if that voter shows acceptable identification to the county election office within six days of the election.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: corbett; pennsylvania; voterid

1 posted on 03/14/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

This is not the Philadelphia way. Expecting a prompt court challenge.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 7:06:13 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: LdSentinal

I voted yesterday....had to show ID to do it. Big deal. Seems like common sense to me.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 7:07:23 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: LdSentinal

Slowly but surely, vote fraud will keep getting a little bit tougher for the rats to get away with.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 7:12:58 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

Now that voter ID is the law in PA, where is the protection for illegals and for the dead? Where are the protections to allow rats in Philly to vote multiple times if they want to? At this rate elections might someday be 100% legit and that’s just not fair.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 7:12:58 PM PDT by JPG (Hold on tight; rough road ahead.)
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To: LdSentinal

Heh heh heh. Now if we could just repeal the Motor Voter Fraud Act. What a fiasco that turned out to be.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 7:14:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Not if you need folks to vote more than once, or get illegals voting.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 7:15:39 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Rational Thought

Eric Holder is gonna have his hands full.

He’s already challenging Texas on this.

He will lose. One way or the other.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 7:15:54 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: JPG
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9 posted on 03/14/2012 7:17:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: LdSentinal

WTH? The poll workers can ask, but aren’t required to get ID?

Then why even bother?

There is nothing wrong with showing ID at a polling place. When I lived in Louisiana (considered one of THE most corrupt states), I had to show ID for every election.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 7:18:12 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: unixfox

They’ve kept quiet about our in Michigan. It spent several years in court before becoming effective so we must have it refined to the point that they can’t figure out how to go after it.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 7:19:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: unixfox

He knows he’ll lose.

It’s not about winning. It’s about delaying the law until after November.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 7:20:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: LdSentinal

Want to see the Statue Of Liberty? Bring a photo Id.

Statue of Liberty

When presenting the tickets to access the Statue on Liberty Island, each ticket holder will be required to show photo ID (except minors without ID) matching the name printed on the
ticket.

http://www.statueoflibertytickets.com/faq/


13 posted on 03/14/2012 7:21:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: LdSentinal

Want to vote in an SEIU or AFL CIO election?

Bring photo ID.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 7:24:52 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: LdSentinal

My God, what have we come to in this country???

Legitimate ID should go without saying. State after state is clarifying this. The People are speaking, have spoken. Texas is offering ID’s for free and will even mail them to people. These PC arguments don’t hold water.

To think we have an Administration that sues states for exercising their Constitutional rights is a disgrace and a nightmare.

People, we have GOT to get BHO out of our WH, no matter what!


15 posted on 03/14/2012 7:25:45 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: JPG

perhaps a death certificate can be used as a form of ID. Works in Chicago....


16 posted on 03/14/2012 7:28:19 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: Rational Thought

Calling Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Eric Holder. The ACLU wants to meet with you ASAP!!


17 posted on 03/14/2012 7:29:59 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: LdSentinal

Supreme Court Ruled it’s legal in 2008.

Supreme Court Upholds Voter Identification Law in Indiana

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/29/washington/28cnd-scotus.html


18 posted on 03/14/2012 7:29:59 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: LdSentinal

If the activists can transport the folks to the
voting booth then they can also transport them
to the ID booth a few months before.

Thats my story and I’m sticking to it.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 7:34:15 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: Rational Thought

Yes, I want to see a news crew covering that Philly polling station where the Black Panther billy club guys were intimidating voters in 2008. I also want to see if they have to have Photo ID to stand in front and threaten voters.


20 posted on 03/14/2012 8:00:20 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: LdSentinal

Awesome. Love my Gov giving the shaft to the Rat Machines in Philthidelphia and Pittsburgh. Lets see how easily they will be able to manufacture votes now.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 8:19:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Watch the absentee ballots, that’s where they really score big.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 8:27:48 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Shadowstrike

“WTH? The poll workers can ask, but aren’t required to get ID?

Then why even bother?”
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The “can ask but not require” is for “practice” of the poll workers in the April primary. The new law with its ID REQUIREMENTS doesn’t go into effect until the November general election.

The GOP and allies need to blanket Philadelphia and environs with volunteers to insure IDs are checked (if such “observers” are allowed in PA).


23 posted on 03/14/2012 8:30:02 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides
The GOP and allies need to blanket Philadelphia and environs with volunteers to insure IDs are checked (if such “observers” are allowed in PA).

We are called poll watchers and I carry two 38s and a cell phone, a camera and a movie camera in the precinct that I've been going into since 2004.

It was so corrupt that in 2000, with no pubbie poll watchers, they had 100% participation with algore getting 404 votes and GWB getting 4.

In 2004 we showed up, {legally with cameras and the correct papers} and the voting rate was cut almost in half and GWB still got his 4 votes.

In 2008 less than 50% voted because we were very careful and not one dead person voted {maybe a couple by absentee ballot}.

This year, with voter ID, we will keep the fraud reduced to a minimum but demonRATs will always find ways to cheat.

Their favorite trick is going into old age homes and getting the comatose patients to slobber their consent and get them to vote straight demonRAT.

It's pathetic but they have the help of the union nurses and hospital workers so it's very hard to catch them in the act.

24 posted on 03/14/2012 9:00:54 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: LdSentinal
Wow that was fast. I posted this afternoon that the Commonwealth assembly passed the bill. I'm not a big Corbett fan, but he was on this one.

Just some random thoughts ... In the precinct that I vote, (south central PA) there is not much need for Voter ID. The poll workers live on my street and down the road. Going to vote is nearly a neighborhood social occasion. Granted, it is spoiled by the Democrat Navy Vet that wears his service on his sleeve (On an oiler during the Vietnam War ... Must have been a friend of Kerry), but we all know each other. I have seen neighbors in the past offer their ID, only to told, by name, by the poll workers it is not required.

The problem with much of America is not knowing your neighbors. Or should I say, not doing anything about your neighbors. That Navy Vet is tolerated, but he knows where he stands in the community ... which isn't very high. I like to think of him as the one liberal kook that we keep around to remind us what real heroes are. We don't have racial problems, crime
problems, illegal immigrant problems or voting problems. The neighborhood makes sure those things do not become problems.

I guess this model doesn't work in the big city. But if it did it would begin with knowing your neighbors.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 9:02:35 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: Rational Thought

Voting turnout in Philly will go down from 120% to 110%, dems gonna be mad.


26 posted on 03/14/2012 9:05:28 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: USS Alaska
We are called poll watchers and I carry two 38s and a cell phone, a camera and a movie camera in the precinct that I've been going into since 2004.

I live in Renee's hubby's district. As soon as I can afford to hire a couple of guys from Blackwater, I'll start poll watching. You're a brave person. I figure if they ever shot me, Holder would prosecute me for impeding the rightful path of a minority bullet.

27 posted on 03/14/2012 9:09:10 PM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: NoLibZone

What do you think would happen if a state passed a voter ID law with identical verbage with that of the Indiana law?

Wouldn’t it be then fully backed by the SCOTUS ruling?


28 posted on 03/14/2012 10:43:43 PM PDT by Suz in AZ
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To: Suz in AZ

Doesn’t even need the exact same verbiage to be backed by the highest Court.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 11:31:54 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: USS Alaska

“In 2004 we showed up, {legally with cameras and the correct papers} and the voting rate was cut almost in half and GWB still got his 4 votes.”
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That’s good! And with voter ID it should be cut even more.

In the 2004 election I was an out-of-state volunteer (from the People’s Republic of Maryland—where it’s REALLY hopeless) who was bused in (by the RNC) on election day to make get-out-the-vote calls. I was assigned to Blue Bell. Are non Pennsylvanians allowed to volunteer to be poll watchers?

As a native Pennsylvanian (born in Rockhill Furnace in Huntingdon county) who is living in Maryland solely because of my employment, I still have a warm spot in my heart for all things Pennsylvania. And I don’t want to see it go down the tubes like Maryland has.


30 posted on 03/15/2012 7:34:37 AM PDT by House Atreides
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