Commonwealth Court Strikes Down Voter ID as Unconstitutional

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Awesome news, although the Republican administration seems sure to appeal this to the Supreme Court.

From PoliticsPA:

A Pennsylvania judge struck down the state’s Voter ID requirement Friday, citing its inherent threat to the rights of legitimate voters as well as problems with the law’s implementation.

In his ruling, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said the law was unconstitutional.

“[The Voter ID Law is] invalid and unconstitutional on its face as the provision and issuance of compliant identification does not comport with liberal access and unreasonably burdens the right to vote,” he wrote.

“Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal.”

McGinley said the state’s efforts to make it easier for voters to obtain ID – or to mitigate any problems by using provisional ballots – are insufficient.

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One Response to Commonwealth Court Strikes Down Voter ID as Unconstitutional

  1. Shellie says:

    Finally, in a state where it seems that our governor and most of our legislators have lost all common sense, our Supreme Court shows that is still has it. High praise to our Supreme Court.