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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:10 PM

Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Sidelined For May Primary Elections Amid Ongoing Lawsuit

Source: Huffington Post

A controversial voter ID measure in Pennsylvania will again not be in effect for the state's primary elections in May, more than a year after it was signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett (R).

The decision came Thursday after lawyers on both sides of an upcoming lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the measure agreed that the state shouldn't require voters to show photo identification until the courts had a chance to rule on the case.

That trial is expected to begin in July.

Pennsylvania's voter ID measure has been mired in legal troubles since being passed and signed last March. A judge ruled last October to block enforcement of the law for November's general election after finding that the state had failed to make IDs adequately accessible. While ID wasn't required to cast a vote, the judge allowed the state to continue an "education and advertising campaign" informing people about the forthcoming voting requirements. As in November, voters in the May primary will be asked to show applicable photo ID at their polling places, but will be allowed to cast ballots even if they don't have one.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/15/pennsylvania-voter-id-law_n_2694874.html

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onehandle Feb 2013 OP
femmocrat Feb 2013 #1
onehandle Feb 2013 #2
roosterpack Feb 2013 #3
csziggy Feb 2013 #4
Riverman100 Feb 2013 #5

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:17 PM

1. This is great news!

I refused to show my ID in November and will do so again in May.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:32 PM

2. Us too. The poll judge did not like that. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:04 AM

3. yeah baby...............

................i did the very same thing.

also after thinking about this............if this actually does get implemented i plan on asking to see their identification before i show them mine.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:33 AM

4. One story claimed that the PA voter IDs were not acceptable

Overheard on the TV while doing other stuff and I am not even sure what channel I was on so I have no link. During a discussion about the PA ID laws it was mentioned that the PA IDs issued last year to voters who did not have driver's licenses or other acceptable ID were no longer going to be accepted for elections.

If PA election officials are going to play games like that, they will weaken any case they have in court IMO. And voters will get tired of having to jump through hoops to be able to exercise their rights.

I almost want PA (and Florida) Republicans to keep up their efforts to block voters. The more they do, the clearer their motives are and the more they piss off everyone, especially the voters and the courts.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:58 AM

5. Me too

When I was asked for I.D. I replied that until I would be forced, I refused to participate in the republican voter suppression law.

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