Pa. Bill Moves Toward OK

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Democrats are running into staunch Republican resistance in their attempts to stop a Pennsylvania House bill to require all voters to show certain photo identification before their ballot could be counted.

The bill was expected to pass today once majority Republicans defeated various Democratic-penned amendments on Monday.

The Republican bill would give Pennsylvania one of the nation’s toughest voter ID laws in what Republicans say is an effort to prevent voting fraud.

But Democrats say, to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, it’ll make it harder for the elderly, poor and disabled to get their votes counted.

Gov. Tom Corbett, also a Republican, says he’ll sign it. It received Senate approval last week.

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