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Pennsylvania voter ID bill to be vetoed by governor

[JURIST] Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell has said [press release] he will veto House Bill 1318 [text], a bill that would require voters to provide identification at the polls in order to vote. Noting that voter turnout in elections is currently dropping, he said the bill "places an unnecessary new burden on electors that will result in some losing their right...." Read the letter that Rendell intends to send the Legislature.

About half of US states require some form of voter ID, and six states, including Georgia, [JURIST report] request photo ID. AP has more.

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