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How did 2021 become 1984?

Remember when the Republican Party was a champion of personal privacy? Now the Republicans in Harrisburg want to know everything they can about how you voted last year — as well as your driver’s license number and partial social security number. Not surprisingly, the leader in this effort is none other than our local circus master, Senator Jake “McCarthy” Corman.

Under the guise of protecting election integrity, the Republicans on the State Senate subcommittee submitted 17 subpoenas to the Pennsylvania Department of State on September 15th. These subpoenas seek personal information for almost seven million voters in Pennsylvania. Funded by taxpayer money, the scheme is a scammer’s delight. With the information they seek, your identity and money can be stolen; your credit can be ruined; and your name can be used for illegal transactions.

The last four digits of your social security number are unique–and, by far, the most important numbers to protect. The first five numbers merely reflect where and when your card was issued. What are they thinking? Who will gain access to this information? When will the circus end? Is no aspect of our private lives sacred?

How did 2021 become 1984? Something has gone awry when our Republican Big Brothers attempt to legitimize spying on We the People.

What should we do? Stand idly by and watch Corman and his cronies weaponize our personal data — or stand tall and give his office a call — 814-355-0477 — to register our ire?

Senator Corman, stop snooping. Respect our privacy.

LINDA BARTON

State College

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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