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Republican PA lawmaker changes his story about voter fraud

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 24, 2012 7:43 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A suburban Philadelphia state representative now says a story he told last year about having his identity stolen by someone who voted in his place was not accurate.

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Republican Bernie O'Neill said the matter was a case of "human error" and that he ended up being able to vote once the confusion was cleared up.

O'Neill voted for an earlier version of the voter ID legislation, but was absent for a vote on the final bill.

According to the official journal of House floor debate last June, O'Neill told colleagues that "someone had taken my identity and they had voted for me, and they were able to vote for me because there was no identification."

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