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Pennsylvania Voter Id Law

Saki Knafo

Pennsylvania Voter ID Requirement Struck Down | Saki Knafo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A state judge has ruled that Pennsylvania can’t require voters to show ID at the polls. Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said Friday tha...

State's Voter ID Law Struck Down By Judge

AP | MARC LEVY and PETER JACKSON | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A nearly 2-year-old requirement that almost all of Pennsylvania's 8.2 million voters must show photo identification before ca...

Saki Knafo

Voter ID Confusion Kept Over 35,000 Away From Polls In One State | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

Last summer, the state of Pennsylvania sent out mailers to hundreds of thousands of residents, suggesting that they lacked the documents needed to com...

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Sidelined For Another Election

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

A controversial voter ID measure in Pennsylvania will again not be in effect for the state's primary elections in May, more than a year after it was s...

Amanda Terkel

Confusion At The Polls In Pennsylvania Over Blocked Voter ID Law | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October, a Pennsylvania judge blocked the state from implementing its voter ID law in time for the 2012 elections. But his opinion wa...

Voter ID Ads Approved In State Where Measure Has Been Blocked

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA, Nov 2 (Reuters) - An appellate court judge in Pennsylvania has refused to stop the state from advertising...

The Injustice of Voter Suppression

Sanah Imran | Posted 12.11.2012 | Teen
Sanah Imran

The right to vote is absolutely, fundamentally inherent in American citizenship. It is not a privilege reserved for the elite or the political right.

Trymaine Lee

Pennsylvania's Voter ID Law Halted, But Elderly Still Can't Rest | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.03.2012 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA -- When Betty Ann Workman was a little girl growing up in Philadelphia’s Tioga neighborhood, Election Day was like a family holiday. ...

Dan Froomkin

Big Voter ID Ruling Handed Down | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday postponed the enforcement of the state's new strict voter ID requirement until after the November presidential electio...

Nuns Criticize 'Ridiculous' Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

A group of retired Pennsylvania nuns has criticized the state's contested voter identification law as "unkind, unfair and ridiculous" because of the h...

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Ruling Looms

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics

By Mark Shade HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct 1(Reuters) - A judge was expected to rule Monday on whether a new Pennsylvania voter identification...

Time Sensitive Democracy

Don Ringe | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics
Don Ringe

Tom Corbett and Mike Tursai obviously haven't met Marian Fydrych. At 92, Marian seems tiny and frail, but there's strength and passion in her voice as she describes the stringent voter identification laws now in effect in Pennsylvania.

Witnesses Recount Voter ID Ordeal

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

* Judge expected to rule on ID law before Oct 2. * Deadline is Friday for lawyers to submit documents By Mark Shade ...

Ruling On Contentious Voter ID Law Is Imminent

Reuters | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

By Mark Shade HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept 27 (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge may rule as early as Thursday on whether to block a voter ide...

Contentious Voter ID Law May Be Blocked, Judge Signals

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

* Case could influence voter turnout in swing state * State's high court set Oct. 2 ruling deadline (Adds judge's comments from hea...

Controversial Voter ID Measure Back On Trial

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

(Adds testimony) By Mark Shade HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept 25 (Reuters) - A judge who will decide whether Pennsylvania's new ...

Dan Froomkin

New ID Laws May Shoot Down College-Student Voters | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

In Tennessee, a new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls explicitly excludes student IDs. In Wisconsin, college students ...

Trymaine Lee

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Rankles In Pennsylvania's Capital | Trymaine Lee | Posted 09.24.2012 | Black Voices

Longtime Republican politician Stanley R. Lawson Sr. says he knows a rat when he smells one. And what's going on politically around recently passed vo...

Janell Ross

Pennsylvania Voter ID Neither Easy Nor Free As Court Case Continues | Janell Ross | Posted 09.19.2012 | Latino Voices

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday kicking a challenge to the state's new voter ID law back to a lower court that already approved it ma...

Harsh Voter ID Law Sent Back

Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

In a potentially significant victory for Democrats, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated a lower court's decision to uphold the states's restrictive...

Voter ID Law Under Intense Heat

AP | MARC LEVY and MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania's state Supreme Court justices on Thursday aggressively questioned whether a politically charged law requiring photo...

Luke Johnson

Voters Have Wildly Different Experiences Trying To Get The Right ID | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

Opponents of Pennsylvania's voter ID law seemed to have gained a powerful new ally on Tuesday: CNBC's Jim Cramer. The indefatigable stock market a...

Women of All Political Stripes May Be Disenfranchised at November Polls

Ellen Sloan | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Ellen Sloan

In 11 states these normal life occurrences may result in these women not being able to vote. They are eligible American citizens who happen to be Democrats, Republicans and Independent voters. Is this what the predominantly Republican (and male) legislators in those 11 states intended?

The State of Pennsylvania, Voter Suppression and the American People

Ben Jealous | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics
Ben Jealous

Suppressing the vote diminishes election integrity by nurturing a political environment that ignores democracy and sustains social, economic, and ethnic disparities in today's society.

Harsh Voter ID Law Slated To Stand

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Strategies will shift as the first court battle over Pennsylvania's new law requiring voters to show valid photo identificatio...