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Letter to the Editor
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley struck down the photo ID requirement contained in the 2012 Pennsylvania voter ID law. His rationale? It “unreasonably burdens the right to vote.” Unreasonably ? To whom?

Let me tell you something, judge. The right to vote comes with a certain amount of responsibility — researching candidates, understanding issues, forming an opinion and showing up to vote on Election Day. And if not by photo ID, I ask you, how is a poll worker supposed to verify that voters are who they say they are? Fingerprints? Retinal scans? DNA analysis?

Seems to me that photo ID is a simple solution. If you want to vote badly enough, you'll find a way to get an ID.

Come on, Judge McGinley. You can do better for the law-abiding, responsible voters of Pennsylvania. Reverse your decision.

Tim Walters

White Oak

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