In today's Philadelphia Inquirer it's reported more than 758,000 registered voters do not have photo id cards from Penndot or other approved forms. That's 9.2 % of Pa. voters and (surprise, surprise) concentrated in Philadelphia. I imagine Mike Turzai is doing cartwheels. But it's not yet a done deal that this will significantly help Republican efforts to steal Pa. this November.
1) (taking it for what it's worth) GOP Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman claims that over 150,000 of the # above are "inactive", not having voted in the last four years. and claims many are former college students.
2) If the law is upheld it gives some months for Democratic and independent activists to get ids for some.
3) July 25th there will be a hearing by Judge Robert Simpson (hopefully no relation to Bart) in Commonwealth Court. The tape of Turzai bragging about the effect of the law and the high numbers disenfranchesed should be persuasuve arguments aginst the law.
Oh, and Ruman says the state plans to finally distribute lists of the people ineligible so far to county election boards by next week that Philadelphia City Commission Chairman Stephanie Singer says were promised last May. Ruman also said the state would send letters to all non-Peenndot ID voters telling them they're not eligible and what to do (but no mfinancial assistance?).,
Good grief, the Michigan governor is more enlightened then Corbett!