Tom Corbett and Mike Tursai obviously haven't met Marian Fydrych. At 92, Marian seems tiny and frail, but there's strength and passion in her voice as she describes the stringent voter identification laws now in effect in Pennsylvania.
These days the two parties can't agree on much. From poll results to the legitimacy of registered voters, the two parties' only common ground has beco...
Let's show our candidates that regardless of our tax bracket our voices can be heard. We have a duty for ourselves and for the generations that follow to elect people with the common man's interests at heart.
In view of the recent string of self-inflicted calamities that have struck Romney's camp, the Republicans need Rove and his Super PAC lucre more than ever. But what's a party boss to do when his candidate is in trouble?
The current voting rights issue is a coordinated attempt by a political party to fix the result of a presidential election by restricting the opportunities of members of the opposition party's constituency -- most notably blacks -- to exercise a Constitutional right.
With the often bloody and hard struggles to win and protect voting, it is amazing, yet perhaps not surprising, given our history, that a new move to roll back these hard-won rights is underway in many states around the country.
As we celebrate this Constitution Day, we must be educating our citizens instead of road-blocking citizenship rights for which thousands have fought and died.
On one particular battlefield of the current political war, we have seen signs that the calculating ego is still a force to be reckoned with: That would be voter ID.
I am suddenly frightened. What if the Republicans win? Could they win? Am I being too overly self-confident that more people think as I do?
This presidential election, citizens will confront an array of voting challenges that harken back to the debacles of 2000 in Florida and 2004 in Ohio. We are well on the way to repeating history.
Voter ID laws could be noxious for the people of our country. That is their purpose. But they could also be a gift. Make that happen.
Circumstances and evidence aside, unnecessary and disenfranchising voter ID laws are just the tip of the voter suppression iceberg.
I believe the sudden need for unexpired passports, the demand for government-issued photo identification, is simply a flagrant way of suppressing the votes of those who are more likely to vote Obama.
Mr. McEvoy calls himself a proud Republican, but the "base" of the Republican Party, the GOP, has become the Tea Party, and they would call Mr. McEvoy a RINO, a Republican In Name Only.
There is a direct correlation between the strictest laws and Republican-dominance of their respective state legislatures. And yes, it is difficult to ignore the fact that the voters most adversely affected by these laws -- students, the poor, and minorities -- lean heavily Democratic.