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Delegates worry about voter IDs and Hispanic vote

Published On: Sep 05 2012 05:56:37 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 05 2012 10:28:55 AM CDT

Delegates worry about voter IDs

Day three at the DNC brings with it a former President and more events for local delegates.

A former President, Bill Clinton will be here at the DNC Wednesday.

Advisors say the President has often sought out the former President's advice and they expect his speech Wednesday night to rally voterd. It's a marquee slot in primetime.

Another round of rousing speeches- but before delegates get to the Time Warner Cable Arena, there are caucus meetings to attend.

The Pennsylvania delegation keeps busy and on a tight schedule. It's a long walk from the convention center to the arena- even for delegates.

And those pedal buses -- a great idea -- but aren't much help in the pouring rain.
The wet weather the past few days are just a reminder that the road to an election is a challenging process.

"You have to vote- its critical," said Berks County delegate Isamac Torres-Figueroa.

 Isamac Torres-Figueroa worries how the Voter ID Act 18 will impact votes in her hometown.

"Latinos hold multiple names and if their names on their IDs don't reflect what's on their register card -that's where the trouble is going to be," Torres- Figueroa said. "And we don't want to see a voter- a Latino voter in particular- disenfranchised."

"It's just unnecessary," said Lisa Beth Weber, Bucks County artist. "It's costing money and it's going to suppress the vote."

Weber came all the way to Charlotte to sell her handmade pins and talk about the causes she feels strongly about.

She says she sees an effort to help voters get the right paperwork but: "As much as the effort is strong, there are going to be people who fall through the cracks."