Talking Points Memo is reporting the Justice Department is investigating the Corbett/Turzai VoterID law. PennDot has been charging voters $10 for the ID which makes this a poll tax. Other voters must pay for birth certificates and other documents in order to obtain a voter ID. These indirect costs also make this law unconstitutional. In fact if it even entails paying a bus fare to get to a motor vehicle photo office (and not every county even has one) it should be declared unconstitutional. Having to pay a fee for the right to vote is Unamerican.
It's easier to get a gun here than to vote. Maybe if we all showed up at the polls with purple ink on our fingers they'll let us vote. We spent $3 trillion imposing democracy on Iraq and it's easier to vote there than here. Perhaps China can invade us and force democracy back on America. Turnabout is fair play correct?
The Civil Rights Division wants state data on voters and ID's to determine if the Mike Turzai law unlawfully targets minorities. Sec. of State Carol Aichele could not cite a single instance of voter impersonation during hearings and also claimed it would only effect 1% of voters. It turns out that 758,000 Pennsylvanians do not have a photo ID. This is about 9% of the state.
A rally against Voter ID will be held tomorrow at 1PM on the Capitol steps. Commonwealth Court begins hearings on a lawsuit challenging the validity of the law Wednesday.