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Judge blocks parts of Pennsylvania voter ID law
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Brad Bumsted

Posted on 10/02/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by RS_Rider

HARRISBURG — A Commonwealth Court judge on Tuesday kept most of the voter ID law intact, ruling the state can ask for photo ID in the Nov. 6 election but people without it still can vote.

The November election will be similar to the “soft rollout” used in the April primary when voter ID was optional.

Judge Robert Simpson also blocked language that would have discounted provisional ballots for voters without ID who could not verify their identity within six days.

Opponents of the law asked to block it entirely over concerns it would disenfranchise voters. Simpson granted a preliminary injunction “in part.”

“I question whether sufficient time exists for liberal access” despite improvements by state officials, Simpson wrote. “I am still not convinced ... that there will never be voter disenfranchisement.”

The law required voters to show a driver’s license or non-driver’s card from PennDOT, or a passport, military, university or local government or nursing home ID. Voters without ID would still have been allowed to cast provisional ballots. But the law held that their vote would not have counted unless they could later produce picture ID.

The law required PennDOT to issue free non-driver ID’s to people without driver’s licenses.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: id; pa; voting
Judge shopping pays off for voter fraud advocates in PA.
1 posted on 10/02/2012 11:23:37 AM PDT by RS_Rider
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To: RS_Rider

This is how he will be re-elected. Watch the SC will also rule in his favor.

2 posted on 10/02/2012 11:26:00 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: RS_Rider
Simpson is not only a poofter but a Democrat judge who got elected as a Republican.

There needs to be an appeal.

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:

  1. Winner take all has been used nationwide for only one century 1864-1968 of our history.
  2. Maine has used the congressional district system since 1972, Nebraska since 1992.
  3. The Democrats gleefully competed for and won one of Nebraska's electoral votes under this method in 2008.

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?

3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: RS_Rider

Dems know how to fix the system. They also know they don’t stand a chance of winning if they don’t cheat.

They will need every illegal, felon and dead persons vote to keep Obama in power.

They don’t care if they destroy the country. They must help the “first black president” stay in power. That proves they ain’t racists.

4 posted on 10/02/2012 12:50:20 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: fatima; xsmommy; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; ...

PA Ping!

If you want on/off the PA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!

5 posted on 10/02/2012 1:06:39 PM PDT by randita
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