Wednesday, July 04, 2012
"More than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania do not have photo identification cards from the state Transportation Department, putting their voting rights at risk in the November election, according to data released Tuesday by state election officials.
The figures - representing 9.2 percent of the state's 8.2 million voters - are significantly higher than prior estimates by the Corbett administration. Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele has repeatedly said that 99 percent of Pennsylvania's voters already had the photo ID they will need at the polls in November.
The new numbers, based on a comparison of voter registration rolls with PennDot ID databases, shows the potential problem is much bigger, particularly in Philadelphia, where 186,830 registered voters - 18 percent of the city's total registration - do not have PennDot ID." [Source]
I have to give it to the [right] wingnuts, they sure know how to work the system. This should give them a nice advantage come November. It's no secret where most of those Philly votes would be going. 186,830 is a big number.
You Dumbocrats better get your stuff together.
Of course my home state is not alone. Down in Florida it has been shown that governor Rick Scott has been cooking up something nefarious as well. It seems that his original voter purge list is 98.4% inaccurate and it disproportionately affects people of color. (Gee, there is a shock)
Yep, just like he planned it.
"Now now Field, it isn't exactly Mitt's company, there you go lying to your readers again."
Oh yes, a slight correction:
"The omissions were permitted by state and federal authorities overseeing Romney's ethics filings, and he has never been cited for failing to disclose information about his money. But Romney's limited disclosures deprive the public of an accurate depiction of his wealth and a clear understanding of how his assets are handled and taxed, according to experts in private equity, tax and campaign finance law.
Sankaty was transferred to a trust owned by Romney's wife, Ann, one day before he was sworn in as Massachusetts governor in 2003, according to Bermuda records obtained by The Associated Press. The Romneys' ownership of the offshore firm did not appear on any state or federal financial reports during Romney's two presidential campaigns. Only the Romneys' 2010 tax records, released under political pressure earlier this year, confirmed their continuing control of the company.
The mystery surrounding Sankaty reinforces Romney's history of keeping a tight rein on his public dealings, already documented by his use of private email and computer purges as Massachusetts governor and his refusal to disclose his top fundraisers. The Bermuda company had almost no assets, according to Romney's 2010 tax returns. But such partnership stakes could still provide significant income for years to come, said tax experts, who added that the lack of disclosure makes it impossible to know for certain." [Source]
Yes, there is so much that we don't know. I suppose that with the help of some cleverly crafted voter ID laws we will soon find out.