Update on voting rights
August 5, 2013
Today, weâ€™ll look at two cases involving voting rights. Will Pennsylvania voters be required to show a legal photo ID at the polls this November? Does this 16-month old Pennsylvania Voter ID law disenfranchise voters or is it a deterrent to election fraud? Weâ€™ll speak to Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Department of State, RON RUMAN, and MICHAEL RUBIN, a co-lead trial council for the plaintiffs in the recent 12-day trial that wrapped last week. A Commonwealth Court judge has yet to rule on this case. Then weâ€™ve asked Politicoâ€™s JOSH GERSTEIN to update us on the Department of Justiceâ€™s challenge to the state of Texas, requiring federal government permission for state voting law changes.