Pa. Voter ID Law
A Pennsylvania judge isn’t stopping a tough new voter identification law from going into effect.
A national civil rights organization has launched a high-tech way to educate voters who they say will need an ID regardless of the outcome.
Play by the rules. That’s the word from Philadelphia’s election watchdog group, The Committee of 70.
Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Commonwealth was on the witness stand during day five of the court hearing on Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law.
City Council president Darrell Clarke promised that he and his colleagues will use campaign funds to arrange transportation for registered voters to get Penndot photo IDs when needed.
A top elections official admits that the Commonwealth has no idea how many voters do not have valid ID for voting.
Shannon Moyer of the Pennsylvania Department of State began the day testifying about the Commonwealth’s voter education efforts.
On Day Two of the hearing over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, an elections expert has testified that the number of people affected by the new law could be substantially larger than the Commonwealth acknowledges.
“It’s been like hell for me,” says lead plaintiff Viviette Applewhite, 93, who testified that she’s been trying for years to get acceptable ID.
“I say to you, and I want you to quote me directly: Tom Corbett is liar!” Jerome Mondesire of the NAACP told the crowd.
The US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
The chant was, “Don’t block my vote!” as red AARP shirts peppered the lawn at Independence Mall.
The panel discussion centered on the new law and its connection with a related issue that surfaced two years ago.