Skip to comments.Judge Rules Photo ID Won’t Be Required For Pennsylvania Voters This Year
Posted on 10/02/2012 7:38:15 AM PDT by JediJones
Judge Robert Simpson has effectively decided to block part of the law. Following his ruling, voters will still be asked for a valid voter ID at the poll. But if they dont have it, they will still be able to cast their vote in the usual manner.
The judge suspended the portion of the law that would have required voters without valid ID to cast what is called a provisional ballot, which would not be counted unless the voter could produce a valid photo ID within six days after the election.
Judge Simpson says he viewed the Pennsylvania Supreme Courts recent directive (see related story) as ordering that he sever the illegal portion of the law concerning the provisional ballots.
Todays ruling comes just five weeks before the election (related story). An appeal is still possible.
(Excerpt) Read more at philadelphia.cbslocal.com ...
The franchise of freedom is in jeopardy.
Very, very disappointing. Voter fraud is HUGE in Philly. So, you have to show ID to buy a fricken box of Sudafed, but voting? nah, no problem, we trust you ... aaRRGH!
IMHO, we make it way too easy in this country to vote—especially if its fradulent voting. And fradulent voting is almost never prosecuted. Most Democratic voters wouldn’t bother voting if it inconvienced them in any way.
This judge is apparently a GOP elected official.
There is absolutely no valid reason that votes without IDs can’t go into the provisional pile, to be counted ONLY if the margin of victory is less than the number of provisional ballots.
To the dhimmis voter fraud is an entitlement.
Just like term limits the gatekeepers will decide who/what gets through and that includes BOTH the dhimmis and the GOP.
Read what he's done ...
PA voters (real, walking dead or cheaters) won’t need ID as of now to vote (for Obama to keep the free goodies).
The Democrats and their tame judges want to win by any means possible and no ID makes fraud easier.
I predicted this weeks ago on here. The only surprise is that the radical leftist judge didn’t wait until 24 hours prior to election day. Now the Republicans have time to appeal I suppose, for all the good that will do.
Or judicial cowardice.
What the Hell happened to America...
From your link- Simpson is a Trojan Horse:
“Simpson was nominated by Democratic Gov. Bob Casey to fill a vacancy in Northampton County Court in May 1989 and then was elected to a 10-year term later that year.
Although Simpson was a Democrat, he cross-filed to appear on the ballots in both the Democratic and Republican primaries. He lost the Democratic primary but won as a Republican and went on to win in the 1989 general election.”
Why bother to ask if it doesn’t mean anything?
Sure it ticks me off but in practical sense will it matter for this election? Does anyone think obama won’t gets PA’s electoral votes anyway? It does however facilitate a distortion of the overall nationwide vote.
It’s official. The anointed one is now propped up by his own corrupt judiciary as well as his own corrupt media.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Banana Republic of America
After does not matter. Only now, in this Last Election That Counts. Any subsequent elections will not matter.
This “Judge” has delivered the blow that will allow a flood of fradulent votes to come pouring in. A last minute bit of legal demolition to ensure Il Douche’s victory.
No surprise. As far as the timing of his ruling is concerned, the judge did exactly what the supreme court told him to do.
MrB, you are absolutely going to have to stop interjecting wisdom into this discussion. ;-)
Is this an open invitation to masses of ineligible/illegal voters to go to Pennsylvania to vote?
No ID mandate - vote in your home state, then drive up to Pennsylvania and find an organization (Leftist, I’m sure) that keeps up with old folks that don’t vote any more, or recent deaths, or ____________ (fill in the blank) and vote in someone else’s place. Further - it would be difficult to trace/investigate.
Watch for SEIU busses at the polls?
Open season for voter fraud.
So it would also be safe to say that an I.D. would not be required to enter this so called judges court room?
It doesn’t matter. In those Phila precincts with the voter fraud, the poll workers are in on it, and they’ll let people vote without ID.
The voter ID law was a booby prize, a sop to conservatives and fair minded moderates who backed the Pileggi bill to allocate Pennsylvania's electoral votes on the same basis as is done in Maine and Nebraska: 2 for the statewide winner, 1 for the winner of each congressional district.
With a solid GOP majority in both houses and a governor pledged to sign the bill once passed, the Pileggi bill would have accomplished the same thing as the voter ID bill with far less fuss and fanfare.
With only the two statewide electoral votes at stake in the most corrupt Democrat districts, there would have been far less reward for cheating making for more balanced contests down ticket as well.
The Democrats would have been unable to launch their normal corrupt legal challenges and delaying tactics for three reasons:
Gleason, our Quisling state GOP chair, opposed the Pileggi bill on the basis that the GOP would win all 20 this year given Obama's sorry record. 'So what?', should have been the obvious reply. If that happens, Pennsylvania won't make a difference anyway.
Now, Mr. Chairman, are you willing to resign in disgrace if you don't deliver what you bragged would be done one year ago when you blocked this bill?
Fraudulent voting is protected by Democrats and their hand-picked lackeys in robes. The judge likes the fact that Democrat precincts in Philly vote 110% straight ticket Democrat and that Whites are turned away from the polling places by Black Panthers with nightsticks.
Wouldn’t it be nice if our military were at our polling places to guarantee fair elections, and everyone had to stick their finger in indelible ink to prove that they’ve only voted once? We can do that for other countries, but not our own.
Yes that’s how its done properly, with provisional ballots which get counted if the voters show they were properly cast by legitimate registered voters. Putting ballots cast by unidentified people in with the legitimately- cast ballots is like pissing in the punch bowl. It ruins the whole works .
This Judge wants to control this particular election....
he has been bought and paid for by Hussein thugs...they are scared...big time..
I live in Pennsylvania, was born here, returned here for retirement...biggest mistake I have ever made..well one of the biggest~~~
my area is controlled by FREE FOOD, FREE PHONES AND IGNORANCE...
we are not FREE any longer...we are controlled...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a similar law in Indiana constitutional.
IF HUSSEIN KEEPS THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT IT WILL BE THROUGH
FRAUD, THEIF, LIES, AND THREATS...
AND AMERICA WILL BE NO MORE.....
I always always always check NO for “Should Judge ____ be retained?”
Gotta figure if they’re in office long enough, they’ve compromised themselves and everyone/everything they’re judging for political gain.
And none of them ever seem to get kicked out anyway.
The END MEANS couldn’t be more obvious!! Friggin stupid judge....he is getting something good for that ruling.
What is the point of setting them aside if you’re just going to count them anyways? They go in the “needs to be verified” pile and they do not come out of that pile until the verification is complete.
“Provisional” is just that - they aren’t verified and counted unless they are needed.
Usually, they won’t be. But if the margin is less than the number of provisionals, they’ll all have to be verified as valid and then counted.
Of course, the ‘rats could try to overwhelm the system by refusing to show ID and making all their votes provisional, delaying and messing up the works.
I just learned that the judge will have the ballots of the unidentified voters mixed in and counted with the ballots of properly-registered and identified voters.
This destroys the integrity of the Pennsylvania election, completely.
(Ballots from people without proper ID, or with no ID, should be Provision Ballots and counted only when the bona fides of the voters are determined. This is how it is done from one end of America to the other. The state has the duty to insure the integrity of the election. Mixing ballots cast by unidentified voters in with properly-cast ballots destroys the Pennsylvania election (and possibly may elect a President based on a whole lot of fake ballots).
If the RNC or the Romney campaign doesn’t get on this ruling RIGHT AWAY, like TODAY, to get it fixed or set aside, then they may very well be conceding the election .... watch and see what they do....watch and see what they do....watch and see what they do....
Anybody else getting tired of this BS?
What’s to stop a Democrat operative from grabbing that pile, throwing out the Republican ballots, and adding everything else into the main pile of ballots to be counted?
They do crap like that already.
Right on!! Tyranny in its purist form. This is why there is a need for those that want this country to survive to get out and vote and be vigalant against voter fraud. We are living the post American dream
This will clear the way for the First Wookie to take over for Baraq in 2016.
We have lost the judicial system, the financial system, the media to communism, the education system & most important we have lost GOD. Now follow the dots & find a place outside of this country while we still can.
The PA Sec of State needs to tell this judge to get bent. The SCOTUS has already ruled that photo ID laws are constitutional. The DOJ sued us twice about it but all you have to do is show up in Court and it gets kicked out. The states need to start ignoring these Federal judges who are out of line.
These are not “Provisional”.. they can ask a voter for ID but they must give them a regular ballot even if they decline to provide ID.
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