Will absentee voting increase in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to require photo IDs for voting, but there seems to be a loophole regarding absentee ballots. Given the number of false Social Security numbers issued by the federal government, I am dubious that this will pick up many problems. According to the Morning Call newspaper:

Voters seeking to vote by absentee ballot must provide their driver's license number, the last four digits of their Social Security number, or a copy of a photo ID when applying for an absentee ballot. . . .

Still at least for those who show up at the polls, there will be a benefit. If I am reading this correctly, my prediction is that absentee voting will increase this year in Pennsylvania. Here is something that I previously wrote on this issue.



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