As Pennsylvanians were leaving for a 4th of July holiday, the Pennsylvania Department of State announced that over 758,000 registered voters lack a PennDOT photo ID.
This figure is nine times higher than the state’s initial estimates. The number of voters without IDs in Philadelphia was found to be especially high at 186,830 or 18 percent of the city’s total registration. According to a by-county list released by the State Department, nine other counties were reported to have over 10 percent of voters without PennDOT IDs.
The State Department noted that these numbers only include voters without PennDOT IDs and that some voters may possess other forms of acceptable identification. The Department’s spokesman also asserted that 167,566 of the 758,939 voters were “inactive.”
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