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Website: Voter ID Law is Voter Suppression

Electedface.com takes stances on many issues.

“Public policy can be influenced by people if enough people share their voices.”

So says Patrick Shane, a former Wayne resident and director or research for Electedface.com, a Web site that takes positions on trending topics and creates petitions for citizen participation.

Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law, which is currently being challenged in the state’s Supreme Court, “is voter suppression at its finest,” Shane told Radnor Patch.

The concept of the Web site, which takes positions on everything from the “Stop and Frisk” law to the new Farm Act, is to “unite voices to make opinions on public policy and pending legislation,” he said.

Signed online petitions get sent to legislators when they reach a large number, Shane said.

The site was created by Richard Glanton, an attorney, businessman and former president of the Barnes Foundation.

If you register on the site you are directly linked to your elected officials, from town officials to the President. Shane said the site is non-partisan.

“A lot of people don’t realize the elected officials work for us…they’re public servants. We vote for them and we pay them,” Shane said. “We put a face on ‘We the people’ for the elected officials.”

Chris Rubbo September 09, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Nonsense. It sounds like something Acorn would say. And we know how fair and honest they were.
Adrian Seltzer September 11, 2012 at 01:28 AM
It does make sense to have ID when you register to vote, but changing the game midstream for thousands of people who have voted Legally for years is not right. This law is the fraud, because it does nothing to stop fraud beyond the safeguards that were already in place. It does nothing about double voting, because your address doesn't have to be current, it does nothing about non citizens registered to vote because they too can get a license, you don't need picture ID to vote absentee etc So tell me, what does this law do besides disenfranchise voters? Please sign & share my petition to postpone the Voter ID law in PA Tell your story when you sign my petition. Share it with everyone you know. The more signatures the greater the impact.. We are over 3750 signers in less than 10 days. http://signon.org/sign/postpone-pa-voter-id
Adrian Seltzer September 11, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Many of the people without ID, are not without ID. They just do not have the specific ID necessary to vote. If you show a poll worker your veterans ID with your name and picture, and your name is the same in the voting registry, your signature matches and your birthday matches, why wouldn't the poll worker know it is you? Does an expiration date change who you are? NO. Same with a college id or any other photo id. This is the reality of the PA law, that it doesn't prevent any fraud that the safeguards that were in place wouldn't have caught. Don't believe me? Give me a scenario. Believe me, sign my petition to postpone the voter id law until after the election http://signon.org/sign/postpone-pa-voter-id
Adrian Seltzer September 11, 2012 at 01:34 AM
It was the same acoustics that allowed the change in the rules at the GOP convention. And says it is time for both parties to go.
Adrian Seltzer September 11, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Wake up LInda, voting is a right not a privilege. It is the basis of democracy. See my posts above. It is you that is believing the spin. Seniors from both parties are affected by this law. I've met them and helped them get ID. They don't fly or smoke and have an id that gets them through their day to day activities. It is the specificity of allowable IDs that are the problem. If you show a poll worker your veterans ID with your name and picture, and your name is the same in the voting registry, your signature matches, why wouldn't the poll worker know it is you? Does having an expiration date on that card change who you are? NO. The reality not the rhetoric.

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