Pennsylvania Judge Stalls Voter ID Law
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UPDATED: Oct 2, 2012
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In reversing his earlier decision, Judge Simpson explained that his original decision rested on the confidence that public officials had eased the requirements for obtaining a photo ID and, therefore, many more people would be able to get a photo ID before the election. Upon second review, however, fewer photo IDs than he had expected have actually been issued, leading to a concern about the disenfranchisement of many Pennsylvania voters in the upcoming election.
The Pennsylvania voter ID law is one of many elections laws being challenged right up to the November election. In a close election, and particularly in swing states, the impact of these laws could very well decide the fate of a candidate or an entire party for the next two years. As the stakes become high, each and every battle over these laws takes on nearly epic proportions.
For the November election, Pennsylvanian election workers can still ask for an ID, but photo IDs will not be required. You can find more information about Pennsylvania voting requirements, locations and registration at VotesPA.