Pa. elections webpage doesn’t mention new ID law

    Pennsylvania elections officials continue to maintain a webpage that says non-photo identification can be used as proof of identity by first-time voters, even though a new law in effect for the November election dictates that all voters must show a certain kind of photo ID.

    Department of State spokesman Ron Ruman said Tuesday the agency had planned to remove the webpage.
    But he says the old law is still in effect for an Aug. 7 special election for a vacant state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh.

    Pennsylvania’s Republican-sponsored law is one of the nation’s toughest and is being challenged in court as unconstitutional.


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    Democrats opposed the law and pounced on recent comments by Republican House Leader Mike Turzai that it’ll allow Mitt Romney to win Pennsylvania in November’s presidential election.

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