On Wednesday, Judge Robert Simpson, a Republican judge in Pennsylvania, ruled that the state’s voter ID law should be upheld because legislatures can regulate voting as long as it is not done in a clearly discriminatory or burdensome way.
All of this for the sake of preventing virtually nonexistent in-person voter fraud. As Jon Stewart warns his audience, get ready, there have been a total of 10, count them, 10 cases of certified voter fraud since 2000. Stewart points out that seniors, young people, low-income people, and minorities will be disproportionately affected by this law — about 9 percent of Pennsylvanian voters could be disenfranchised. “But that’s the price you pay to prevent something that doesn’t happen,” Stewart says.
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