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Voter ID Law Goes Forward

I know it’s going to the PA Supreme Court, but a win’s a win.

A Commonwealth Court judge today refused to halt the state’s photo ID requirement to be used for the first time in the November election, saying he believes it will be administered by the state “in a non-partisan, even-handed way.”

Judge Robert Simpson turned down a bid by individuals and groups such as the NAACP and the League of Women Voters to block use of the law. Simpson also said it appears unlikely the petitioners will prevail on merit in challenging the overall law.

Those seeking the injunction did not establish that “disenfranchisement was immediate or inevitable,” Simpson said.

Yeah, we’ve all heard all the arguments for and against by now, but the US Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws like the one that PA’s was based on are constitutional. So can’t we just get this wrapped up by November?

August 15, 2012 at 12:34 pm
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