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Jim Cramer: Voter ID Law Will Disenfranchise My Dad


Many elderly voters, including those who have voted in at least the past fifty elections, will have trouble voting under the law.

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court hearing on the constitutionality of the state's voter ID law begins on Thursday. The law is also the subject of a Justice Department investigation evaluating whether the law is discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act.

Here's the "Mad Money" host's tweet:

Late update: Cramer tweeted that Pennsylvania officials contacted him after his post and "came directly to the rescue" of his father. Cramer's father was one of the hundreds of thousands of registered voters that the state of Pennsylvania admits don't have an acceptable form of state-issued photo identification.

Late late update: Pennsylvania officials tell TPM why they reacted to Cramer's tweet so quickly.