It is a constant source of amazement for me to find the Pennsylvania GOP continuing to try to foist its voter ID law on the public. Now we have the judicial decision that said it is, indeed, unconstitutional (may I give a quiet “doh” here?), but the governor is still making noises about more appeals.
How ignorant do they think the majority of our citizens are? Who can forget state Rep. Mike Turzai’s boast, during the 2012 campaign, that, with passage of this insulting decree, Pennsylvania had been delivered into the win column for Mitt Romney? Try as I might to stifle the urge, I admit to a bit of gloating when the results came in. If ever there was a clear-cut indication of all the mischief this party has performed to establish its control over our state, this has to take the prize.
The entire voter ID debacle nationwide is a total embarrassment for how we are viewed by other nations, and it makes me sick at heart. It is a bare-faced attempt by the party of the 1 percent to disenfranchise as many of the 99 percent as possible.
The GOP is in the news lately, expressing how it must appeal to minorities, women, immigrants, etc., etc. Take a hint: Ditch this insulting law in Pennsylvania, and maybe that can be the awakening for other states. No one doubts the true reason behind them. Voter fraud? Pshaw! The bottom line is disenfranchisement of those whose political ideals and voting records do not suit yours.
JOYCE MOON STROBEL