Yesterday, CNBC's official Dick Vitale impersonator Jim Cramer tweeted that his father, a World War II veteran, would lose the ability to vote under Pennsylvania's recently-upheld voter ID law because he "does not drive, he is elderly, and can't prove his citizenship."
Not to worry. If you're the dad of a cable television show host with 500,000 Twitter followers and having trouble meeting new ID requirements, the state of Pennsylvania is ON IT...
Less than seven hours later, the "Mad Money" host tweeted that authorities with Pennsylvania's transportation office "came directly to the rescue" of his father…Jan McKnight of the Pennsylvania Department of Transporation told TPM that a fellow staffer alerted her to Cramer's tweet with an email. McKnight was then able to contact Cramer's publicist. The publicist gave Cramer's family a phone number for McKnight.
So remember, if you're one of the 750,000 Pennsylvanians who lack adequate state-issued ID, all you need is a close relative who makes a living playing zany sound effects on television and you're golden.
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