NJ Lawmakers Issue Strike Against Voter ID Laws
By Katie Colaneri, WBGO News
August 16, 2012
This week a judge refused to put a hold on a new Pennsylvania law requiring voters to show ID at the polls. A group of New Jersey lawmakers wants to make sure that sort of law doesn’t make it on the books here.
Republican lawmakers have introduced bills that would make New Jersey’s voter ID laws more like Pennsylvania’s. The question is: would those measures pass in New Jersey’s democratically-controlled legislature?
Democratic Assemblywoman Mila Jasey says not on their watch.
“I can only imagine that if it were not democratically-controlled, it could come to the actual floor for a vote.”
Assemblyman John McKeon had some harsh words for his colleagues in Pennsylvania who claim it helps protect against voter ID fraud.
“It’s a solution looking for a problem and I just read something today to indicate that there are more UFO sightings in a year in this country than there are voter fraud cases.”
Jasey and McKeon say the proposed law could impact thousands of New Jerseyans, especially the poor and seniors.
© 2012 WBGO News
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