Pa. Voter-ID Laws Threaten 10 Percent of Voters

Pennsylvanians will be required to show government-issued photo ID to cast votes in November.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A GOP-supported voter-ID law signed earlier this year by Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett would disenfranchise up to 10 percent of the state's voters, according to the Huffington Post.

While supporters argued that it was a simple measure meant to combat voter fraud, figures released this week show that the law may affect more than 750,000 Pennsylvanians who don't currently possess identification cards issued by the state Department of Transportation.

According to the report, which compared voter registration rolls with transportation department ID databases, more than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania have no driver's license -- a primary form of identification. That's 9.2 percent of the state's 8.2 million voters, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. In Philadelphia, the state's biggest city, that number balloons to 18 percent of the city's total voting population -- around 186,830 registered voters, according to the newspaper.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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