Washington, D.C. — According to a June 2021 poll conducted by Franklin & Marshall College, Pennsylvanians across the political spectrum strongly support voter ID laws. 81% of Pennsylvanians support signature matching for mail-in ballots and 74% support photo ID requirements. There was so much overwhelming support that in June 2021, the Pennsylvania State House passed a bill mandating voter ID. 

However, Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate John Fetterman has repeatedly attacked Voter ID laws and mocked those who support them.

Last week, Fetterman criticized mandatory voter ID laws.

On the same day, Fetterman said that pushing for voter ID is akin to “endorsing the Big Lie from 2020.”

He also criticized a report of a Democrat political consultant stating that opposition to voter ID might be “setting the Party up for failure.”

Statement from NRSC Spokeswoman Lizzie Litzow: “John Fetterman is out of touch with Pennsylvania voters, this time on the topic of Voter ID, a policy that’s also popular with a big majority of Democrat voters. People need IDs to get vaccinated, write a check, use a credit card, get a phone, get on a plane, rent an apartment, etc., etc. Requiring a photo ID to vote is a bipartisan, common sense, no-brainer and Pennsylvanians agree. Unfortunately, John Fetterman reflects the views of a tiny minority of radical liberals who have and will continue to claim that any idea they don’t like is racist.”

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