Republican Voter Suppression May Disenfranchise Nearly 10 Percent of Pennsylvania : 758,000 Americans

…a GOP-supported voter ID law signed by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) earlier this year. While supporters argued that it was a simple measure meant to combat voter fraud, figures released this week show that the law may affect more than 750,000 Pennsylvanians who don’t currently possess identification cards issued by the state Department of Transportation.

According to the report, which compared voter registration rolls with transportation department ID databases, more than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania have no driver’s license — a primary form of identification. That’s 9.2 percent of the state’s 8.2 million voters, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. In Philadelphia, the state’s biggest city, that number balloons to 18 percent of the city’s total voting population — around 186,830 registered voters, according to the newspaper.

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