Skip to comments.Judge blocks parts of Pennsylvania voter ID law
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 drivers license or non-drivers 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 IDs to people without drivers licenses.
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This is how he will be re-elected. Watch the SC will also rule in his favor.
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:
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?
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.
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