DCCC Starts Online Petition to Fight ‘Voter Suppression in Pennsylvania’
As more information comes out regarding the Pennsylvania Voter ID law—and how ill-equipped the state is to enact it this year—the Democratic Party has been increasingly fighting it. Now, they’ve started an online petition to fight it, calling the law “Republican Voter Suppression in Pennsylvania.”
“In a highly partisan move, PA Republican Gov. Tom Corbett signed a new Voter ID law into effect that could prevent up to 758,000 Pennsylvania voters from casting their ballot,” reads the petition. “If you’re against voter suppression in Pennsylvania and across the country, add your name to our petition right now.”
Adding your name to the petition brings you to a page in which you can ask your friends to join—and send them a message in which House Majority Leader Mike Turzai is, again, quoted as saying, “Voter ID…is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.”
And you can share it on Facebook and Twitter.
Later on, you might get an email from the DCCC, which notes, “It’s unbelievable that Republicans are trying to win in such a dishonest fashion. We’ve got to stop them before it’s too late.”
Oddly, the way this debate has shaped up, Voter ID (the basic tenets of which most people support) has increasingly become a partisan idea. Not only because it’s going to potentially disenfranchise more Democrats than Republicans, but because Republicans have now gone on record, openly stating the law will help them win the commonwealth—an important swing state—come November.
Several groups have called on the Legislature to suspend the law until at least after the 2012 election, which the Republican leadership in this state has uniformly rejected. Governor Corbett recently noted that four months is a perfectly adequate amount of time to get all your ID in order to vote. Critics have noted the quick passage of this law in an election year proves its partisanship.