But don’t get complacent! You still need to volunteer. Reading blogs is not activism. You all have to make calls and knock doors on Election Day.
Based on academic studies of the effect of changes to voter ID laws, we had estimated that the law would have reduced turnout in Pennsylvania by 2 percent and reduced President Obama’s margin relative to Mitt Romney by about 1 percentage point. So while that isn’t a huge effect, it is now one less thing for Mr. Obama to worry about.
It is also one less reason for Mr. Romney to compete in Pennsylvania, where his standing was already very tenuous. As of Tuesday, the forecast model — which incorporated a modest adjustment for the voter ID law that has now been reversed — gives Mr. Obama a 97.7 percent of winning the state’s electoral votes on Nov. 6.