Unraveling the mixed messages of voting rights


    HOUR 1

    Most Americans know they are eligible to vote at the age of 18, but there are a lot of mixed messages in exercising that right. Reports of misleading robo-calls, online registration glitches and lost voter registration applications are making headlines. Some states with voter ID laws have been challenged, adding to voter confusion in some states including Pennsylvania. We’ll get an update with Spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of State, RON RUMAN, on what the Commonwealth is doing to spread the word voters need not bring a photo ID to the polls this election cycle. Director of the ACLU/PA, WITOLD “VIC” J. WALCZAK, has filed a petition with the Commonwealth Court, stating the state hasn’t done enough to educate its voters on the suspension of the IDs. Then we’ll look at the many voting rights issues around the country with DAVID BECKER, Director of Election Initiatives for the PEW Center for the States.

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