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ACLU calls on judge to speed up voter ID misinformation case

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 24, 2012 9:54 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Lawyers led by the American Civil Liberties Union want a state judge to speed up a case asking Gov. Tom Corbett's administration to clearly broadcast the message that voters don't have to show photo ID on Election Day.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson says he wants a response in seven days. But, the ACLU says they're asking for a shorter response time so there's time to appeal before the Nov. 6 election.

Simpson halted the requirement October 2 over concerns some voters would be disenfranchised.

The lawyers say the Corbett administration's done virtually nothing to change a media campaign or the perception that ID is required, and has continued to distribute false information.

Corbett, a Republican, signed the politically charged law over Democrats' protests that it would disenfranchise voters.

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