Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mass Twitter appeal helps Jim Cramer's dad get PA voter ID

What happens when the 90-year-old father of a New York media star gets caught in Pennsylvania's voter ID web? Well, his son turns to Twitter of course.

Mass Twitter appeal helps Jim Cramer's dad get PA voter ID

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What happens when the 90-year-old father of a New York media star gets caught in Pennsylvania's voter ID web? Well, his son turns to Twitter of course.

At 7:30 this morning Jim Cramer, founder of the Street and host of CNBC's "Mad Money" tweets this plea to his followers:

Jim Cramer@jimcramer

I have a problem. My dad, a vet, won't be allowed to vote in Pa. because he does not drive, he is elderly, and can't prove his citizenship

So Cramer does what any social media-savvy person would do, he takes it to his followers on Twitter...all 567,000 of them.

And then...

Sometime before the close of business on Tuesday, Cramer tweets that the problem has been solved:

PennDot read my Tweet and came directly to the rescue of Pop and did so in a terrific way so he can vote.. Thank you Penndot!

Then Cramer thanks Twitter for "making it right."

Hey look, Pop's 90. He went twice to Motor Vehicles by bus. He waited and waited. He could not wait more. But it has been solved. Thanks 2 u

 

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