Friday, January 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down That State's Voter I.D. Law


Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley ruled that Pennsylvania's newly enacted requirement that voters must present an acceptable form of identification when voting in person "unreasonably burdens the right to vote," especially after the new law's sponsors couldn't identify any of the fraud supposedly prevented by the voter ID law. "The act was plainly revealed to be nothing more than a voter suppression tool."


Which raises this question: Is there a North Carolina suit in state courts -- rather than the federal system -- challenging the NC voter I.D. act? The Pennsylvania constitution, like the North Carolina constitution, is firm about infringing the right to vote. Someone needs to be suing in Wake Superior.

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