Thursday, October 25, 2012

One in three voters ... (what this blog is about)

More than 280,000 Philadelphia voters -- one in three active voters in the birthplace of American democracy -- have been identified by the state as lacking state ID, having an expired ID, or having a  discrepancy between their ID and their voter registration that could prevent them from casting a ballot in November.

If anything like that many people are prevented from voting, it will forever change Pennsylvania politics. But can we believe the numbers are this large? Will Voter ID take away the votes of minorities, elderly and young people? 

A small group of people with interest in data have been trying to assess Voter ID and its likely impact. We invite you to join us.

The purpose of this blog is to share what we've found, link to data sources, and also encourage others to pursue the facts with us.

Feel free to ask questions and I'll be glad to help in any way that I can. Tom