HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania court is being asked to order the state to stop misleading messages over whether voters must show photo identification on Election Day, and clearly broadcast the message that photo ID isn’t required.
Lawyers led by the American Civil Liberties Union submitted the filing Friday. It’s three weeks after they won a judge’s order halting the requirement over concerns that some voters would be disenfranchised.
The lawyers says the administration of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s done virtually nothing to change its multimillion-dollar media campaign or the perception that an ID’s required. Plus, it says the state’s continued to distribute false information through posters, mailings and TV ads. Corbett signed the politically charged law over Democrats’ protests that it would disenfranchise voters.
An administration spokesman says it’ll respond in court.