Posts Tagged ‘voter ID’
DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed

DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed

Image: American Atheists Ernest Pearce V, the director of the state chapter of the American Atheists (the same group that put up the “Slaves, Obey Your Masters” billboard in Harrisburg) says if the House passes a new resolution in the fall, which would hilariously call 2012 the “Year of Religious Diversity” in addition to “Year of the Bible,”...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Says Homeless Food Ban Part of Broader Strategy

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Says Homeless Food Ban Part of Broader Strategy

Mayor Nutter took the stand yesterday for a reported 90 minutes in the homeless feeding ban hearings, defending the city’s stance to deny feedings except in some areas of the city, and with a permit. During that time, he defended not just the ban’s prior purpose (fighting potentially tainted food) but said it’s part of a broader strategy to end homelessness...

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DAILY GRINDER: SEPTA Violated Federal Lobbying Regulations?

DAILY GRINDER: SEPTA Violated Federal Lobbying Regulations?

Good job: Federal officials say SEPTA has “repeatedly” violated lobbying regulations with regard to its paying Washington lobbyists over the past five years and could face fines of up to $100,000—“for each instance.” Smell that? A four-alarm fire killed a vacant warehouse at Front and Girard early this morning. The El is down and one firefighter was...

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DAILY GRINDER: 9.2 Percent of PA Voters Lack ID

New figures of those lacking valid voter ID in Pennsylvania: 758,000, or, about 9.2 percent of the state’s voters, which is much higher than the Corbett Administration’s original estimates of 1 percent. The new numbers are based on a comparison of voter registration rolls with PennDOT databases. There simply aren’t enough electronic monitoring ankle...

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DAILY GRINDER: Another Barnes Museum Fight?

DAILY GRINDER: Another Barnes Museum Fight?

Image: BarnesFoundation.org The citizens’ group that’s fought to keep the Barnes in Lower Merion is apparently still fighting that fight. They filed court papers on Monday claiming the move was illegitimate because the former CEO said the foundation actually wasn’t on the verge of bankruptcy when they filed a petition to move. Their evidence? A blog post...

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Voter ID ‘Your Ideas Suck’ Comments Used in Republican Attacks

Voter ID ‘Your Ideas Suck’ Comments Used in Republican Attacks

Last week, State Sen. Daylin Leach organized a press conference to give notice to House Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s comments regarding the recently-passed Voter ID legislation. During said presser, Leach reminded voters of Turzai’s recent statement that “Voter ID…is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.” He then said of the...

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PA Democrats Ridicule Turzai, GOP Over Voter ID; Say ‘Your Ideas Suck’

You’ve heard about it by now. Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai let his comments at this weekend’s Republican State Committee meeting get a little out of hand when he told the conservative audience the Pennsylvania Voter ID bill will help Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney win the commonwealth come November. “Pro-Second Amendment?...

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DAILY GRINDER: House Leadership In National News for Voter ID Truth Blunder

Congrats, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, you made the big time. Salon.com has a quick profile up about the Pennsylvania legislator, who has become the center of lots of conversation over the past few years with his, like, leadership skills and stuff. Nah, just kidding. The article is about how he openly admitted that Pennsylvania’s voter ID law isn’t...

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Should Pennsylvania Prepare for a ‘Voter Purge’? [UPDATED]

Should Pennsylvania Prepare for a ‘Voter Purge’? [UPDATED]

With all the accusations of voters’ rights being trampled on in Pennsylvania lately, it’s hard to imagine another obstacle in the way of letting people vote. But as seen in Florida over the last few weeks, additional steps to remove voters from rolls by forcing citizens to prove citizenship to the government—an act referred to as a voter purge by the left—has...

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DAILY GRINDER: 50 Democrats Sign Brief Supporting Voter ID Challenge

DAILY GRINDER: 50 Democrats Sign Brief Supporting Voter ID Challenge

Fifty House Democrats signed a brief in support of the challenge to the Voter ID law. Many claim the law violates the Pennsylvania constitution’s “protection of the right to vote and oversteps the powers vested in the General Assembly.” As we’ve reported before, it also unfairly brutalizes women, minorities, the elderly and college students. Governor...

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