Voter ID Law
The whole controversy over voter ID is full of politics. Republicans, who said they wanted to safeguard the election process, admitted it might give Mitt Romney the edge in Pennsylvania. And Democrats said the bill was designed to keep Democrats from voting in big cities.
A judge issued a ruling on Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law Tuesday morning and some Democrats are calling it a victory.
NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Mike Pintek talked to Rep. Daryl Metcalfe about the ruling by a judge that blocks a portion of the voter ID law passed earlier this year.
In the midst of continuing court hearings on the state’s controversial voter ID program, Governor Tom Corbett defended the new photo identification law that opponents say could keep thousands from voting on November 6th.
Representative Daryl Metcalfe joined Mike Pintek on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA to defend himself against critics.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says he has an easy and accessible plan to allow every registered voter in the county to obtain voter identification.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday morning over the state’s new voter ID law. At issue is whether the new law, requiring each voter to show valid photo identification, poses an unnecessary burden on the right to vote.
People opposed to the new voter ID law protested outside the Allegheny County Courthouse Thursday, Sept. 13.
Tomorrow, the State Supreme Court will take on a legal challenge to Pennsylvania’s new Voter Identification Law.
With Election Day is just over two months away and Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law still hanging in the balance, the national president of the NAACP was in Pittsburgh Sunday to discuss voter issues.
Here in Pennsylvania, the American Civil Liberties Union appealed the state law to Commonwealth Court and lost. Now, the union has filed another appeal to the State Supreme Court with arguments scheduled for two weeks from now.
KDKA Radio’s Chris Moore talks with Bonita Campbell and Kim Murphy from Working America.
By a 2-to-1 partisan vote, the Allegheny County Board of Elections authorized the county solicitor to file a lawsuit to stop the state’s new voter photo identification law.
Ten regular voters say Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law will prevent them from voting in this November’s election and they estimate as many as 80,000 to 800,000 Pennsylvanians do not have acceptable photo IDs to vote.
Protesters chanted “ID law, poll tax” outside the Downtown driver license center, just as Mary Hefferan, of Homewood, who does not drive, got an ID. Beginning this fall, the following photo ID’s with an expiration date on them will work at the polls.
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