DAILY GRINDER: Another Voter ID Analysis Shows Bleak Picture
An Inky analysis of Voter ID numbers shows more bad news for Philadelphia (not surprisingly). One in four Philly voters over 80 do not have photo ID from the state Department of Transportation. The state has also counted about 136,000 potential voters whose names “did not match those with PennDot IDs” in the city—and about 15.6 percent of the city’s registered voters are not up to date.
The local Firefighters’ union, Local 22, has again achieved victory against the Nutter Administration, as an award sought two years ago in court has been upheld by a judge. The Nutter Administration is going to review it and decide on whether to appeal.
Another off-duty police officer was hit by a car last night. This time it was in Center City, around Broad and Vine Streets, at 2:30 a.m. The officer suffered non-threatening injuries.
Turns out, when they said the Pennypack Park wolf-dog hybrid was headed to a sanctuary, they meant it. A real life sanctuary! The animal, renamed Liberty to reflect its no bullshit Philly attitude, or something, is currently in captivity at a sanctuary in Lititz, Pennsylvania.
Now Mitt Romney is all, Two can play at this game, my foe. Speaking in Pennsylvania yesterday, Romney doubled-down on a quote from President Obama his campaign has taken out of context, in which Obama noted of roads and bridges which have helped many American innovators: “You didn’t build that.” (Romney has taken this quote to mean Obama thinks people who built their business didn’t build their business.) Yesterday, he said that out-of-context quote is “insulting to every entrepreneur, every innovator.”
The Congressional Leadership Fund, a conservative super PAC, has reserved $1.6 million worth of airtime to help Republican congressional candidates in the Philly area. A race in lower Bucks County, in which Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick is being challenged by Democrat Kathy Boockvar, is expected to be one of the most competitive in the state.
The cab company responsible for the driver who took a shit on the sidewalk still hasn’t finished the task of cleaning that shit up. Three men were sent out Monday to do some cleaning, but, as reported here, “they did a crappy job” and said they’d come back with a pressure washer. Even though they haven’t yet.