Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to veto legislation that would require voters to show ID
A majority of Pennsylvania registered voters say they support “major changes” to the state’s election law, including photo identification and signature validation…
…84 percent of non-white respondents said they supported requiring photo ID, along with 77 percent of white respondents…
…the very same ID that is demanded in Pennsylvania if you wish to visit the state Capitol to see Gov. Wolf, or to buy alcohol from the grocery store, or fly on a plane, or attend a Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia is now, of a sudden, racist.
Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf Plays the Race Card No voter ID — but ID to buy booze, fly, or enter the state Capitol.
by Jeffrey Lord
I live in Pennsylvania.
The other day I bought a bottle of wine in my local Giant grocery store. To do so I had to produce my photo ID, my Pennsylvania driver’s license.
So too did the woman in line in front of me — who happened to be an African-American woman. She never said a word about systemic racism or right-to-buy-wine-at-the-grocery-store suppression.
Recently, I took a flight from Harrisburg International Airport. I had to produce my photo ID to get my ticket to board the plane.
Over there on a bookcase is the photo ID that was required before I could enter the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia when I was a CNN contributor.
And if you choose to visit the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, this is what you are instructed: “If you have a Commonwealth-issued photo identification or photo identification access badge, you will be required to present badges at the time of security screening.”
In terms of that last advisory, the translation is this: No Pennsylvanian can enter the state Capitol building to attempt to see Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf or their state legislator or anyone else who works in the building … unless they have a photo ID.
Gov. Wolf is having a fit over an election reform law for the state just-passed by the GOP state Legislature. Why is the governor fuming? Here’s the key reason as reported by Fox News, bold print supplied:
But likely to be the most contentious element of the bill is its new requirement that voters present identification every time they vote rather than just the first time they vote at a certain polling place. All current forms of voter ID would be accepted if the law is passed, as well as signed affidavits if voters do not have ID with them.
Which is to say, the very same ID that is demanded in Pennsylvania if you wish to visit the state Capitol to see Gov. Wolf, or to buy alcohol from the grocery store, or fly on a plane, or attend a Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia is now, of a sudden, racist. Here is the governor’s spokesperson on the issue:
Zachary Evans, National Review, June 21, 2021
A majority of Democrats and non-white voters support requiring voters to present photo identification in order to cast a ballot, according to a Monmouth University Polling Institute survey released on Monday.
The survey asked respondents whether “in general” they “support or oppose requiring voters to show a photo ID in order to vote.” Among respondents, 62 percent of Democrats said they support requiring photo ID, while the number rose to 87 percent among Independents and 91 percent among Republicans.
Additionally, 84 percent of non-white respondents said they supported requiring photo ID, along with 77 percent of white respondents. People with college degrees were less likely to support ID requirements, with 69 percent of respondents with four years of college supporting compared with 85 percent of respondents with no degree.