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Pennsylvania Voter Id

2014: The Voting Rights Spring

Dale Ho | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics
Dale Ho

Our nation has changed dramatically, and for the better. But the present bears many parallels to that historical moment 50 years ago, as newer, subtler efforts at voter suppression have run rampant.

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...

Saki Knafo

Why Getting Voter ID Is So Much Harder Than Actually Voting In Pennsylvania | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

In the recent trial over the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's new voter identification law, which is slated to wrap up this week, lawyers for an ar...

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...

Republican Credits Voter ID Law With Cutting Into Obama Vote

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Rob Gleason recently suggested that Republicans were boosted in the 2012 election by controversy surrounding a voter identif...

Saki Knafo

Trial Expert: Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Could Disenfranchise 500,000 People | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

A statistician testified on the second day of Pennsylvania’s latest trial over the constitutionality of the state's voter identification law that hu...

Saki Knafo

Voter ID Case Gets Boost From Unlikely Witness | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- On the first day of a voter ID trial in Pennsylvania on Monday, the liberal-leaning plaintiffs got a boost from an improbable ally ...

Big Voter ID Trial Begins

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

By PETER JACKSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. — A trial set to begin Monday on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter identificat...

Saki Knafo

Voter ID Put On Trial | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

In a trial set to start next week, lawyers from a coalition of liberal-leaning and civil rights groups will attempt to strike down a statute that requ...

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...

WATCH: GOP Consultant: Voter ID And Long Lines Help Our Side

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Republican campaign consultant Scott Tranter appeared on a panel Monday hosted by the Pew Center on the States to discuss the long lines and voter ID ...

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...

PA Republican Pols Spend Taxpayer Money Lying to Voters

Don Ringe | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Don Ringe

Voters across Pennsylvania are being robbed of their right to vote by confused bureaucrats who themselves have been ill-trained and misled by elected Republican officials ranging from the governor on down to small-time elected judges.

WATCH: Keep Out The Vote

The Huffington Post | The Political Mashups Team | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Remember the good old days, when voting was as simple as dropping a piece of paper in a box or pulling a lever behind a curtain? Well, they're long go...

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...

Amanda Terkel

Voter ID Laws Blocked, But Misinformation And Confusion Spread | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Voters in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin don't need to show photo ID when going to the polls for the November electio...

GOP-Led Department Accused Of Misleading Campaign

Mother Jones | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

Early this month, a federal judge partially overturned Pennsylvania's voter ID law, ruling that the state couldn't require voters to show photo identi...

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.

Voter 'Confusion' As Big a Problem as Suppression or Fraud

Andy Bernstein | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

It's not just people who lack the required documents who could be kept away from the polls by controversial new voter ID laws. Simple confusion over what IDs meet state guidelines amplifies the potential of these laws to suppress voter turnout.

'In-Person Voter Fraud... Is Nonexistent'

Posted 10.03.2012 | Comedy

Jon Stewart has characterized voter ID laws as attempting to "cockblock the vote" in the past, and now Pennsylvania's controversial measure has been s...

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. ...

Amanda Terkel

Democrats Worry Confusion Over Rules May Depress Voter Turnout | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most of the signs in the windows of Paulette and Kelly Camp's gas station in tiny Waynesville, N.C. say about what you'd expect them to:...

Judging Voter Suppression: Is it Partisan?

Maya Wiley | Posted 12.02.2012 | Black Voices
Maya Wiley

From these cases, judicial behavior seems less partisan than, well, the behavior of our politicians, and that's a good thing. Still, this snapshot of judicial decision-making suggests that our ideologies follow us into court appointments.

Contentious Voter ID Ruling Could Mean Political Swing

Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

By MARK LEVY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Some political momentum could be on the line when a judge rules on whether to keep intact Pen...

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...