CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012
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(No location given: Elaine Quijano) A Pennsylvania judge's approval of a controversial new voter ID law featured; statement from Judge Robert Simpson quoted; details given of concern that those without identification are poor, young or minorities, and often vote for Democrats; map shown of states with such laws; statistics on voter fraud convictions cited. [Pennsylvania deputy secretary of state Shannon ROYER- says it is a victory for fair and honest elections.] [Lawyer Judith BROWNE DIANIS- says these laws undermine democracy by cutting off participation.] [Voter Bea BOOKLER- worries she won’t be able to vote.]
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