Thursday, July 19 2012 4:11 PM EDT2012-07-19 20:11:23 GMT
The Pennsylvania Department of State "is" trying to implement the new voter ID law. We caught up with Secretary Carol Aichele in Gettysburg talking at a Department of Aging convention about the newMore >>
PennDOT recently reported that nine percent of registered voters don't have a PennDOT-issued photo ID, and critics are pointing to original estimates from the bill's proponents that said only one percent of voters don't have proper ID.More >>
Thursday, July 19 2012 5:41 AM EDT2012-07-19 09:41:22 GMT
PETER JACKSON Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Lawyers in a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's tough new voter identification law says at least one million Pennsylvania voters lack the photo IDMore >>
Lawyers in a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania's tough new voter identification law says at least one million Pennsylvania voters lack the photo ID they'll need for their votes to count in the November 6 election.More >>
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
A Pennsylvania legislator said he plans to introduce a bill that would repeal Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.
State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) said Thursday that new information has come to light about impact of the law and the motivations behind it since the measure was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Corbett earlier this year.
"Since we cast that vote, we have received more information that would have been relevant to our deliberations and which show that the disenfranchisement the new law visits on the people of Pennsylvania was far more dramatic than we were originally led to believe, and that the motivations behind the law were not as they were represented during our previous debate," Leach said in a statement released to state lawmakers.
Original estimates from the bill's proponents were that only one percent of voters - or 80,000 voters - do not have proper identification.
Leach said the Department of State later reported that 9.2 percent of Pennsylvanians would be disenfranchised by voter ID, and the Department of Transportation recently reported that nine percent of registered voters do not have a PennDOT-issued photo ID.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which has filed a lawsuit challenging the measure, says its own statewide poll put the number around 12 percent - or about one million Pennsylvanians.
Voter ID was also sold as a bill to reduce voter fraud, but opponents have suggested there were political motives behind its passage.
Leach said that in order to address voter fraud, his bill would double - to 10 years in prison - the current penalties for committing voter impersonation. The measure is currently circulating for co-sponsors.
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:45:35 GMT
A city pizza shop owner said he just had to take action, even if in hindsight running over to a neighboring store and tripping a burglar may not have been the best move. "It's not a good thing to do whatMore >>
It was all caught on tape. A pizza shop owner runs over to a neighboring store after burglars break in. Then he tripped one of them.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-25 17:58:41 GMT
The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for an abducted 17-year-old girl in Schuylkill County. At around 6 a.m. on Saturday, 17-year-old Cassidy Bowers was abducted fromMore >>
The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for an abducted 17-year-old girl in Schuylkill County.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:04:02 GMT
Police are searching for the person (or persons) involved in a Saturday morning stabbing in Lancaster.Authorities reported the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. along the 300 block of Duke Street.InvestigatorsMore >>
Police are searching for the person (or persons) involved in a Saturday morning stabbing in Lancaster.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-05-25 14:58:07 GMT
The East Pennsboro School Board approved the 2013-14 proposed final budget that calls for nearly 36 million dollars in education spending. The move means the district will not have full-day kindergarten.More >>
The East Pennsboro School Board approved the 2013-14 proposed final budget that calls for nearly $36 million in education spending.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:28 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:28:26 GMT
After a day with plenty of clouds, bouts of light showers, and cool conditions on Friday, today will be a significant improvement. More sunshine is in store to start the holiday weekend, but the persistentMore >>
A Red Flag Warning has been issued for this afternoon and evening meaning that fires could spread quickly with the windy and dry conditions...More >>