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The Democratic Party of Pennsylvania condemned a voter ID law passed by the state legislature on Wednesday as a waste of taxpayer money.
“At a time when we need to focus on creating jobs and getting the economy back on track, Pennsylvania Republicans have spent significant time trying to disenfranchise voters at a cost of $11 million to taxpayers,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn. “Today, Republicans passed this misguided legislation. It is an unnecessary and costly piece of legislation that is truly a solution a search of a problem.
The law requires voters in the state to present a photo ID when they cast ballots in federal, state and local elections. ....
In 2008 and 2010, there were a total of 11 convictions for voter fraud in Pennsylvania. Eight of those convictions were for a single person, who tried to misrepresent himself multiple times at different polling places during the 2008 election, according to the commission’s statistics.
the bill would require the state to provide a photo ID card to anyone who did not have one for free