Media Coverage of Moving Target: Pennsylvania’s Flawed Implementation of the Voter ID Law

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Frequent changes in the commonwealth’s implementation of the Voter ID Law have created confusion among PennDOT staff and for voters seeking ID to cast a ballot, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

The report, Moving Target: Pennsylvania’s Flawed Implementation of the Voter ID Law, also finds that voters are receiving very little information at PennDOT driver’s license centers about an alternative voting ID issued by the Department of State, while some centers still do not have basic information about the Voter ID Law.

It received extensive media coverage. You can link to recent news reports and blog posts below.

NEWS

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center calls voter ID implementation flawed
Harrisburg Patriot-News

Ruling in Pennsylvania voter ID case could come Thursday
Reuters

PA Voter ID Law Ruling Could Come On Thursday
Huffington Post

Watchdog group cites new survey results as reason to stop voter ID
Bucks Courier Times/Intelligencer

Judge could block voter ID law
Uniontown Herald Standard

Voter ID Rules Keep Changing as Judge Hints at Injunction of Law
Philadelphia Weekly

Nine witnesses expected to testify about trouble getting Pa. voter ID
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Fewer than 5,000 Philadelphians have received free voter IDs
Philadelphia City Paper

Pennsylvania voter ID mastermind says law too relaxed
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

EDITORIALS

The Problem With Voter ID: It Needed More Money, Not Less
Philadelphia Weekly 

Editorial: A temporary fix for ‘a law in search of a problem’
Delaware County Daily Times

Editorial: Continuing confusion should delay ID law
Bucks Courier Times/Intelligencer 

Editorial: State Supreme Court drops the ball on new voter ID law
Delaware County Daily Times/Chester Daily Local News 

TV

Melissa Harris-Perry Reports on PBPC's Voter ID Report
MSNBC (Melissa Harris-Perry)

RADIO

Opinions Abound on Voter ID Ruling
WESA-FM in Pittsburgh 

Voter ID's critics raise more concerns as law's review continues
WITF-FM/Pennsylvania Public Radio 

Report Criticizes PennDOT Workers' Knowledge of Voter ID Law
WESA-FM in Pittsburgh

BLOGS & ONLINE

This week in the War on Voting: RNC drops Romney-connected voter-registration firm over likely fraud
Daily Kos 

Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning
Capitol Ideas with John Micek

Heads Up: Morning headlines for Sept. 27
Pittsburgh City Paper’s BLOGH 

PBPC criticizes voter ID implementation
PLS 

PBPC Says State #VoterID Implementation Not Ready for Prime Time
Keystone Politics