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Under New PA Voter Suppression Law, 43 Percent Of Philadelphia Voters May Lack Most Common Form Of Photo ID

As many as 43 percent of voters in the city of Philadelphia may lack valid Pennsylvania Department of Transportation-issued photo identification, the City Paper reports. While several other forms of photo identification — including U.S. passports and many student ID cards — are acceptable proof of identity under the controversial and possibly unconstitutional new law, this statistic suggests these restrictions may provide an even larger obstacle for urban (and racial minority) communities who do not drive.

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