Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Pennsylvania's top election official is refuting state Republican Party claims of voter registration fraud. Last week the Pennsylvania G-O-P filed a lawsuit against the state and community activist group ACORN over voter registration policies. But Secretary of State Pedro Cortes says charges leveled at the state are baseless and that he is "outraged" at the suit. He says, "The remedies that the plaintiffs are seeking are things that the department has already been doing for years.” He says the party's request that his department tell counties to check identification for first-time voters is also bogus because it is already required under state law. Cortes adds he is confidant Pennsylvania's election results will be accurate and fair.