Viviette Applewhite

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Trial To Open On Lawfulness Of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania’s voter ID law heads back to court Monday after nearly a year in legal purgatory. Opening arguments begin this afternoon in a trial that is expected to last two weeks.

07/15/2013

(This woman got a Penndot ID card in anticipation that she would need it to vote.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

2012 Year in Review: Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law

Pennsylvania’s controversial new voter ID law snagged national headlines for months this year, sparking protests and a major legal battle that reached the state Supreme Court.

12/27/2012

(Credit: Timothy McLaughlin)

PennDOT’s ‘Unwritten Exceptions’ Allow Lead Voter ID Plaintiff To Get ID

PennDOT said they gave Viviette Applewhite, 93, a non-driver photo ID even though she did not have the required Social Security card, because she fell within one of the agency’s unwritten exceptions. So what are these exceptions? And who can qualify?

08/20/2012

(Viviette Applewhite, 93, is lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Courtroom Showdown Over Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

“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.

07/25/2012

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