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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:21 AM

Pennsylvania Voter ID: Retired Nuns Criticize Law As 'Very Unkind'

Source: Huffington Post

Pennsylvania Voter ID: Retired Nuns Criticize Law As 'Very Unkind'
The Huffington Post | By John Celock Posted: 10/02/2012 12:01 am EDT Updated: 10/02/2012 12:12 am EDT

A group of retired Pennsylvania nuns has criticized the state's contested voter identification law as "unkind, unfair and ridiculous" because of the hardships it imposes on senior citizens.

The nuns, who reside at the Our Lady of Peace Center in Scranton, told the Scranton Times-Tribune that they received help obtaining identification cards they'll need to vote. But some seniors may not get help and as a result, may be unable to vote. One of the nuns called the law "very, very unkind, unfair and ridiculous."

The comments come as a state judge is set to rule Tuesday on the law, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in March.

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The sisters represent "thousands and thousands of elder Pennsylvanians facing a similar exclusion from their lifelong participation in the democratic process. If the Voting Act of 2012 is maintained in the courts, the seniors will have a serious violation of their rights visited upon them. It must not be allowed to stand," the sisters wrote.

One of the acceptable forms of identification is a card issued by a care facility, but because Our Lady of Peace is not licensed by the state, the cards are not valid, said Sister Eleanor Mary Marconi, I.H.M., assistant administrator at OLP.

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Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #1
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 #2
Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #3
calimary Oct 2012 #4
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #5
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:27 AM

1. NUNS speaking truth to power more than most people realize! GO SISTERS!! nt

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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:33 AM

2. Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing

Pa. voter ID law ruling could mean political swing
By MARC LEVY
Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 2:02 a.m.

Some political momentum could be on the line when a judge rules on whether to keep intact Pennsylvania's tough new law requiring voters to show photo identification in next month's presidential election.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is under a state Supreme Court order to rule no later than Tuesday, just five weeks before voters decide whether to re-elect President Barack Obama, a Democrat, or replace him with Mitt Romney, a Republican.

Simpson heard two days of testimony last week and said he was considering invalidating a narrow portion of the law for the Nov. 6 election. An appeal to the state Supreme Court is possible.

Up for grabs are Pennsylvania's valuable 20 electoral votes, the sixth most. For now, Republican candidates are trailing in polls on the state's top-of-the-ticket races.

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http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20121002/APA/1210020568

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 04:53 AM

3. Oh now they've gone and done it.

They've done pissed off the nuns. Lately Catholic nuns have been kickin' some butt. First defying the Vatican, now this. Excellent, ladies!

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:06 AM

4. The nuns are like the 99% compared to the bishops and cardinals - as the 1%.

The nuns have always had their hands in the dirt while the male hierarchy live like dukes and princes. The nuns are the ones out there in the trenches and on the front lines doing the hard work while the bishops and cardinals were safely in the rear, leading from behind where they don't have to get their hands dirty (discounting the molesters of course, who have true FILTH and SIN on their hands). The nuns are where the rubber meets the road as far as doing the work of the Lord.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 05:53 AM

5. Rethugs must have thought that rethug poll workers would do a "wink wink"

and allow rethug votes without ID while enforcing the law in Dem areas. They keep saying that the older demographic supposedly supports rethugs, but this law impacts older voters more than some of the other groups that they had targeted for the law. It seems the memo didn't reach older rethug voters who may just give up themselves.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 03:42 PM

6. Crazy friggin meddling nuns.....

You go Sisters!

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