HARRISBURG (UPI) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a stringent new voter identification law late Wednesday, within hours of its final legislative passage.
The measure passed the state House of Representatives 104-88, with three Republicans joining all Democrats in opposing it. The chamber held an unusual three-day debate on the bill.
Voters will have to present photo identification that can include a driver’s license, student ID from an in-state college, passport or ID from a nursing home or assisted living facility. A court challenge appears almost certain, the newspaper said.
For full article see: Pa. adopts voter ID law – UPI.com.
The ACLU, along with the NAACP, says it will sue on grounds the law discriminates against voters, especially the elderly, the poor, urban residents, and the disabled. For full article see: ACLU, NAACP will sue over Pennsylvania voter ID law
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