Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Bill
March 13, 2012
A voter ID bill could become law in Pennsylvania that wouldÂ require residents to show a valid photo ID before they can cast their vote. Â The Senate passed the bill last week and now the House is debating the House Bill 934. Â Governor Tom Corbett has also indicated that he supports the measure. But Pennsylvania isnâ€™t the only state debating tighter voting requirements â€“ 32 states are looking at similar measures this year. Proponents of the voter ID law say that requiring identification will prevent voter fraud and ensure election integrity; opponents argue that the bill is a blow to voting rights and is a political strategy designed to prevent the poor and the elderly from voting. Today weâ€™ll debate the voter ID bill with LINDA KERNS, a lawyer and co-chair of the Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association, and VIC WALCZAK, the Legal Director of the ACLU Pennsylvania.