Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Voter ID Bill

The Republican-controlled State Senate in Pennsylvania yesterday approved a voter identification bill requiring photo ID at the polls by a vote of 26-23. The proposal, which has the support of the Governor Tom Corbett, is expected to be passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the coming days. Voter ID laws disproportionately and unfairly target the the trans community, students, and people of color. This election season, similar laws are under consideration in several states, though the law targets a problem that really doesn’t exist.