The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Disenfranchised My Grandmother - Nicki Betters

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Disenfranchised My Grandmother

My grandmother has recently been hospitalized, and during this hospitalization, her doctor decided that it’s time for her to quit driving. Her driver’s license was her only state-issued photo ID.

“Senate State Government Committee Chairman Charles McIlhinney said he has seen no proof that people are casting illegal ballots, but he also said he’s seen no proof that tightening the requirements would deny anyone the right to vote. He called the requirement a ‘security check.’ ‘It was put upon us and asked for by the governor and by the House, who passed the bill, and they asked me to take it up,’ McIlhinney, R-Bucks, said after the committee vote. ‘I made the changes based upon what I felt I would accept to come out of the committee.’”

Thank you, my grandmother has now lost the ability to vote.


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18. March 2012 by Nicki
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