HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania is home to one of the nation's toughest photo-identification laws for voters, less than eight months before the presidential election.
Gov. Corbett signed the bill yesterday, a few hours after the Republican-controlled state House passed it, 104-to-88, largely along partisan lines.
The photo-ID requirement would take effect for November's presidential election in Pennsylvania, traditionally a swing state that is expected to be a battleground again this year.
A court challenge is expected. Democratic lawmakers and the American Civil Liberties Union are pledging to go after the measure once it becomes law. Republicans say that they are confident the bill will withstand the scrutiny, and counties warn that it will unnecessarily lengthen Election Day lines and cause voter confusions.