Last night, I joined The Ed Show’s Big Panel with Donna Lieberman and Jon Bramnick to discuss Pennsylvania’s Voter ID controversy. The fundamental problems with this law are simple: Republicans are willing to potentially disenfranchise 9% of Pennsylvania voters without any evidence whatsoever of rampant voter fraud after years of investigation during the Bush administration.
Is there any way to make the argument that these restrictive Voter ID laws can have positive outcomes? Check out the clip from last night’s show and let me know your thoughts in the comments.
From The Ed Show Blog
Republicans have sights set on PA
Republicans are hoping their new restrictive voting law in Pennsylvania will deliver the state for Mitt Romney. Attorney Catherine Crier, Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union and NJ Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick weigh in.
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While working at Bain Capital in 1997, Mitt Romney set up a company in Bermuda that was used for various projects, including Bain’s takeover of Domino’s Pizza. Romney says he doesn’t know much about the company and that it is in a blind trust. Critics argue that the company is among holdings that have not been fully disclosed. Rebecca Wilkins, Senior Counsel at Citizens for Tax Justice and Benji Sarlin of Talking Points Memo discuss the details.
119 days until the election and Mitt Romney is still hiding his wealth. And Democrats are on the attack.
Tonight, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will answer Ed’s questions about Romney’s obsession with secrecy.
Romney is reminiscing about the good old days of President Bill Clinton, but has his facts all wrong. Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Political Analyst and Bloomberg View Columnist, will explain.
The voter suppression story in Pennsylvania just got uglier. Why was a Romney fundraiser paid $250,000 to run the state’s voter ID “education” campaign?
Ed will ask the Big Panel, including Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, Jon Bramnick, NJ Assembly GOP Leader, and Catherine Crier, attorney and best-selling author (“Patriot Acts: What Americans Must do to Save the Republic”).
An out-of-control Republican House is about to vote to repeal Obamacare for the 31st time.
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) says Republicans are playing games and he joins Ed tonight.
Florida governor Rick Scott is answering charges that his administration covered up a tuberculosis outbreak so they could shut down a government hospital. Ed will have the details on that.
And in the Big Finish, budget cuts force the mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to slash wages for public workers. Now unions are taking the issue to court. Ed will ask John Judge, President of Scranton Firefighters Local 60, IAFF, what the pay cut means to his family.
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