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February 27, 2013

Five months ago there was an overflow of political angst over Voter ID in Pennsylvania....

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Feb-27-13 10:06 PM

What perplexes me is that Republicans only have angst over this issue during Presidential elections and didn't seem to have concern about voter fraud when Nixon, Reagan, and Bush were winning Pennsylvania. Instead you should be concerned that on a national level your party is out of touch and despite the best efforts of voter suppression still lost by over 5 million votes.

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Feb-27-13 12:19 PM

I did not say that voter ID would have stopped this kind of fraud. However I am perplexed at the notion that simply showing and ID, WHICH HAS BEEN A REQUIREMENT FOR YEARS for first time voters and voters voting for the first time in a new precinct, is an undo burden to anyone?

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Feb-27-13 11:34 AM

There was a video post on facebook a few days ago where a Chicago elections official admitted voting repeatedly and also placing ballots for relatives and friends. She explained that it was her duty to ensure the "right" of President Obama to continue in office. She was absolutely unrepentent about it. The trouble is, voter ID meant nothing.

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Feb-27-13 9:24 AM

It takes a lot of guts to use Ohio as an example when the attorney general Jon Husted was sued in court and lost in his efforts to blatently supress the vote in Democratic areas of the State. Your pluralization of poll worker is interesting since a simple google search records hundreds of hit all relating to one story. If you read the story you will note that voter ID would not have stopped that particular case from happening. The Republican party has been so blatant in their politicization of this so called concern that they lack any creditability. Anyone think they'd be pushing an electoral vote change in PA if Romney and McCain would have carried the State......I didn't think so.

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Feb-27-13 6:36 AM

When poll workers in Ohio admit to voting multiple times for Obama there is fraud. Are we blind to think it can't happen in PA? Will voter ID fix this problem? Maybe not, but pretending there is no fraud in elections is plain insane. With the amount of money thrown around by our elected officials at our expense, I would hope that we can make every vote be ligitamate.

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Feb-27-13 12:56 AM

What does it say for our party system when so much resource has been expended on this? What is left undone in Harrisburg because of it? Even harder to understand is how many of those responsible will be reelected?

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