Lawmaker calls people who can't get photo ID to vote "too lazy"

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 21, 2012 1:31 PM

(Harrisburg) — The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to create Pennsylvania's new voter identification law says people who can't get the photo ID they need to vote "are too lazy."

voter registration tableButler County House Rep. Daryl Metcalfe says the state government has a process for people to get a valid ID, but people have responsibilities to get the ID.

The seventh-term Republican spoke Wednesday on the Mike Pintek Show on KDKA 1020 AM radio in Pittsburgh.

The law is being challenged in court ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Critics say many people don't have a photo ID that's valid under the law, and they don't have the documentation necessary to get a state-issued photo ID. Some people say they're trying to get one, but are getting a bureaucratic runaround from state offices.

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