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Rendell slams PA voter ID law, Corbett defends its implementation

Former Gov. Ed Rendell, in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," said while polls may give President Obama the edge in Pennsylvania, he thinks the race will be tight come November.

Rendell slams PA voter ID law, Corbett defends its implementation

Former Gov. Ed Rendell, in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," said while polls may give President Obama the edge in Pennsylvania, he thinks the race will be tight come November.

One key factor is the state's new voter ID law.  Rendell called the law "bad" and the implications of 100,000 people not being able to vote a"very serious problem." (Estimates of numbers of voters without proper ID range from 100,000 to 1 million.)

For his part Gov. Corbett on Friday defended his administrations efforts to implement the law calling it “a learning process.”

 

“PennDOT, I believe, is working hard on this. The Secretary of the Commonwealth has been working hard on this. But I also think the voter has the ability to go out, if they don’t have a photo ID, to get one,” the online news serivce Capital Wire reported. “We’re in an age when to get prescriptions at drug stores, you often times had to show a photo ID. To use your credit card in many cases today, you have to show your photo ID. So this is not an unusual aspect.”

And Rendell weighed in, tongue-in-cheek - on the GOP veepstakes, telling "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer that he thinks Michelle Bachman would make the best choice as Mitt Romney's #2.

 

 

 

 

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