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Trial on Pa. voter ID law set to start today

Published: Mon, July 15, 2013 @ 8:39 a.m.

Trial on Pa. voter ID law set to start today

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A trial is set to begin in Harrisburg over the state’s controversial voter ID law, which would be one of the strictest in the nation if upheld.

The Republican-pushed law requires voters to provide certain types of photo ID before they can cast a ballot. The court prevented the law from taking effect last year.

The trial starting today in Commonwealth Court will examine the law’s constitutionality against a challenge led by the state American Civil Liberties Union. They want the court to prevent enforcement of the law while the court challenge is pending.

Critics say the law would discourage voting by young adults, minorities, the elderly, poor and disabled. Supporters say most Pennsylvanians have driver’s licenses to use as photo ID and that the law would discourage voter fraud.


1NoBS(2390 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

If you don't have to identify yourself, what keeps you from voting a hundred times, if you want? You can go to one precinct and be John Doe, go to the next one and be Johnny Doe, go to the third and be Jack Doe, the fourth you're John B. Doe, the fifth, J. B, Doe, and on and on.

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2redeye1(5354 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

NoBS How do you think OBAMMY has won the last two elections. There is an easy solution to this problem . Have the states put their photos on their EBT cards. But they don't want that, they say that's an invasion of their privacy. If they want free food and other free things then they get the photo ID card >PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Secondly this would stop them from selling their EBT cards for pennies to get drugs and alcohol;

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3janeyblue(227 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

What's the big deal? I have to show my driver's license when I vote here. Get over it.

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