Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Pennsylvanian Organizations Asking Lawmakers to Delay Implementation of Voter ID Law
Six organizations are calling on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett to ask state lawmakers to delay implementation of Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law. It will require people to show photo identification when they go to the polls in November. In an announcement made last week, more than 758,000 of the 8.2 million registered voters in the commonwealth lack the most commonly used photo ID cards provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. More than two dozen states have some form of ID requirement, and 11 of those passed new rules over the past two years largely at the urging of Republicans who say they want to prevent fraud.