Larry Maggi Announces 'Let Larry Vote' Voter ID Petition

The Congressional contender for Whitehall Borough says that he might not be able to vote because of a new voter ID law.

Lawrence Maggi, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives' 18th District of Pennsylvania, says that he might not be able to vote this November because of . 

The 18th District includes .

Maggi's name was released by the Pennsylvania Department of State as having a different name on his voter registration than on his driver's license. His voter registration is listed as "Larry Maggi," while his driver's license reads "Lawrence Owen Maggi."

To raise awareness of the voter ID law that is set to be implemented in fewer than 90 days, Maggi created www.letlarryvote.com to encourage citizens to sign his petition and demonstrate support for an injunction to delay the law's implementation.

According to the new law, the name on a voter's ID must "substantially conform" to the name on his or her voter registration.

Because the law does not define "substantially conform," Maggi said that the election judge at each polling location will decide if individual IDs meet that standard when a ballot is challenged.

In the event that Maggi's ballot is challenged, he will have to fill out an affidavit, submit a provisional ballot and produce proof of residency within five days.

"Even though the Department of State has verified that Maggi meets the qualifications to run for federal office, the same department may deny him his right to vote," a news release from Maggi's campaign office reads.

"As a Marine, I served our country to protect freedom and democracy for every American," Maggi says. "The most basic freedom in a democracy is the right to vote. Now, I am not even certain my vote will count this November.

"The state is not ready to implement this law if over 700,000 people do not have the proper ID to be eligible to vote, including veterans and lifelong residents (of their districts)."

This article originally appeared on the .


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cc August 16, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Ken exactly, but people say they don't have ID.
cc August 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
This is one of the Best Laws that was passed in Pennsylvania.
Sandy Thompson September 26, 2012 at 04:15 AM
What's the rush??? I think if we're to implement a new voter ID process we need to take the time to ensure its done proper. I think this will just cause chaos at the polls.
cc September 26, 2012 at 01:17 PM
People had 9 months to get Photo ID.
Piper September 26, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Nine months is only enough time to have a baby, not get a photo ID to vote!
NE12Ukid September 26, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Interesting, KenB. I went for my eye exam last week, no one asked me for any photo ID. Yesterday I went back to pick up the new glasses, again, no request for any photo ID. Yesterday was a busy day, I also saw my PCP and my dentist, didn't get asked for any photo ID at either location. Maybe you are being discriminated against?
cc September 27, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Mark are you out there helping everyone get Photo ID, of course your not.
cc September 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Again stupid Democrats don't know what they are talking about. Do Amish pay taxes? Contrary to belief, Amish pay nearly all taxes One of a number of myths about the Amish is that they don’t pay taxes. Though the "Amish may not always agree with the actions of the government, they consistently respect the laws of the state, which includes paying appropriate taxes. Taxes the Amish pay include federal and state income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and public school taxes, even though most Amish send their children to privately run schools (which they also fund). Amish may do their annual taxes themselves, or hire an accountant. Amish accountants and bookkeepers assist Amish individuals and businesses in larger Amish communities. The only thing they don't pay is Social Security since they take care of their own" http://amishamerica.com/do-amish-pay-taxes/
cc September 27, 2012 at 12:42 AM
lol ml, so like you to say no one ever ask you for id. everyone in the world knows who you are and if you got pulled over the cops wouldn't even ask for id. or if you hit someone with your car, no worries because everyone knows you.
Jon Wain September 27, 2012 at 12:49 AM
cc does upmc pay taxes ,they own oakland' read about it . but still voter id is the issue 2012 .next election they all will have it and yet still the democrats will win ,,,,,,,like this november. yins republicans start lookin for the crisis help line so yins dont go to giant eagle and blow us away
cc September 27, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Sorry Jon, I don't go to giant eagle to shop, that is where most democrats shop.. but I am all for photo ID. You will have to go find out for yourself about UPMC and their taxes.
Jon Wain September 27, 2012 at 01:38 AM
oh boy giant eagle is here by pronounced the grocery store that will bring america down.stop the presses DATE LINE giant eagle is a democratic run or patronized empire .gas perks are the devil. ma cc said so.oh and do the u turn on upmc like we did when we were ten .you know the act of puting your index fingerand thumb up to shape the u resembling RIGHT BACK AT YOU. which meant i,m to stupid to prove my point
NE12Ukid September 27, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Stupid?nah, Jon, you are more "sly like a fox". Hey, guess what, si si? They don't ask for ID to shop at Giant Eagle! Ned
cc September 27, 2012 at 03:31 AM
Jon your an idiot at times and other times, I have to laugh at you. You actually think your saving money at Giant Eagles on gas perks but your paying for it in higher prices in food. Try shopping at Shop N Save in Bethel, the Strip District, Trader Joes, Uncommon Market to save money instead of paying outrageous prices for food so you can save your nickle off gas
LarryLinn September 27, 2012 at 07:43 AM
C.C., Do the Amish have photo I.D.'s?
NE12Ukid September 27, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Just got my third free tank of gas this year, works for me! Also is closest location to my abode, hence gas savings again! And those gift cards are so convenient.
cc September 27, 2012 at 05:08 PM
They asked for Photo ID or License when you signed up for your Perks Card. The only exclusion to this is Ne12Ukid because anywhere ml goes she doesn't need ID because everyone in the World Knows him and is never asked for ID.
cc September 27, 2012 at 05:15 PM
LarryLin, Since you don't know how to do a search on the internet, quite easy using google or yahoo, here is the answer for you. No they don't have Photo ID, nor do they need it to vote. Here is an article that you can go read. http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/04/12/462977/pennsylvania-voter-id-amish-voters/?mobile=nc "In March, Pennsylvania became the first state in 2012 to enact a voter ID law. It could have a disastrous impact on the 700,000 Pennsylvanians who currently lack photo ID, but it also harm those who still need an ID to vote but object to having their picture taken for religious reasons, like the Amish and Mennonite communities. They can use a nonphoto ID to vote, but only after completing an interrogation about their faith, according to the Associated Press:" The Amish is a fascinating Religion to learn about. To bad they don't teach out students that in school but they are forcing our student to learn about muslims when years ago they quit teaching about religions. obama=muslim so it is forced on our Children.
cc September 27, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Joseph Street shop n save is the closest to your abode, but sure is getting deep in here and a shovel doesn't cut it anymore, time to bring in a bulldozer. Paying 9% markup on food, is the democratic way.
NE12Ukid September 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Apparently you have no clue where I live.
@aoW. Barlind September 27, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Is this cc guy stalking or what?
DPW September 27, 2012 at 07:47 PM
cc is correct about the fool's gold that is fuel perks. If you spend $100 you get 20 cents off of gas. If your average tank of gas is 15 gallons you save $3.00. Thus a 3% savings (2% for 10 gallons, 4% for 20 gallons). So, is that gas really a savings vs. the higher food prices?
Jon Wain September 27, 2012 at 10:21 PM
cc when i see you at the next game i'm comming over and shaking your hand.I then will laugh with you when i ask you to point out who are the democrats in the stands.I think you could probably pick them out quickly.how i don,t know.maybe their the ones that look happy or maybe they look like idiots lol. by the way missy you said i'm an idiot at times and other times. does that make me a full time idiot ?
cc September 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM
No Jon don't make you a full time idiot at all, you crack me up with the stupid stuff you say at times. I'll be at this weeks game at Upper St Clair if you choose to show up.
cc September 28, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I see now we got another new name, guess you need to build your own ego up. LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
cc September 28, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Thanks DPW, but people only see a tank of free gas, not the jacked up prices that they have to pay on food to actually get the gas. Lets also grab the charge card out to buy gift cards then pay on the credit cards the minimum amount and that free take of gas you get actually will cost you hundreds in financial charges. That how Giant Eagles and Banks make their money, on people that have no clue on finances.
@aoW. Barlind September 28, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I filled out a form, but was not asked for any photo id.
@aoW. Barlind September 28, 2012 at 03:51 AM
DPW, I never got a free tank, but save 80cents to a dollar per fill up. We buy the gift cards for the various restaurants when they offer 20cents off for each $50 spent. No fee or expiration on those cards, we use them all the time at Applebee's, TGIFriday, and Darden restaurant chains. Doesn't cost a penny more but we get the gas savings. Also do some grocery shopping there, some of the specials are very good prices. You probably know you have to shop around to find the best buys they are never all at one store.
NE12Ukid September 28, 2012 at 03:53 AM
Jon how about tell her to point out ml and see if she points to me or ml or fifteen other people. Si' Si', Oui, oui. If the craziness were not so sad it would be funny.
NE12Ukid September 28, 2012 at 03:54 AM
@aoWbarlind, no she's just blowing air out of one major orifice again.


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