PA Governor Doesn't Know What ID Is Acceptable Under Voter ID Law He Signed

It's a testament to how concerned the Pennsylvania state government is about legitimate voters being denied their right to vote thatthe Governor isn't even pretending that they are going to educate the populace about the new voter ID requirements:

Pennsylvanians unsure about the requirements of their state’s new voter ID bill have some notable company: their governor.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) on Wednesday couldn’t remember when asked by a reporter what forms of identification would be accepted under the voter ID law he signed earlier this year.

Corbett was asked about a new report showing that 43 percent of Philadelphia voters lack a valid form of identification issued by the state.

“We’ve been working with the nursing homes to get people new ID. It can be military ID. There’s two or three other forms right now off the top of my head I don’t have it here in front of me,” Corbett said.

It's no biggie. I'm sure if anybody who really, really, really wants to vote they can figure out some way to do it. But I can't remember the specifics. And if it's really complicated, and they they'll figure there little point in bothering to stand in all those lines and wait on hold and search vain for the information to vote, it would be a real shame.But hey, those are the breaks. We have a non-existent problem to solve.

I did notice one thing. The only group they're "working with" to get ID is the one group of voters most likely to vote Republican --- or be persuaded to by the people who are "helping" them. What a surprise.

Hullabaloo / By digby | Sourced from

Posted at July 28, 2012, 8:02am

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