The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a bill late Thursday night that would require all Pennsylvanians to show an official photo identification card every time they vote at the polls.
House Bill 934 – known as the Pennsylvania Voter Identification Protection Act – was introduced by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, earlier this year. Metcalfe said his bill would prevent voter fraud, including impersonation at the polls, fictitious registrations, double-voting, and voting by illegal immigrants.
… Critics of the bill, including state Rep. Margo Davidson, D-164, of Upper Darby, have argued it wastes taxpayer money and makes it more difficult for senior citizens and people with disabilities to vote.
Davidson said it was outrageous to consider a bill like this “at a time when we’re facing a record deficit and making record cuts to education, higher education and other crucial programs.”
State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-185, of Philadelphia, argued that the bill would “disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania citizens, especially among the elderly who are traditionally our most dedicated voters.”
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