Next Law To Go Is Pa.’s Voter ID | | 9/5/12

On an approval ballot, the voter can vote for ...

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The Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court convenes in Philadelphia Sept. 13 to consider whether the state’s restrictive voter-ID law violates citizens’ rights.

The declared intent of voter-ID laws in 10 states is to prevent voter impersonation at polling places. But Pennsylvania stipulated in this case that it had no proof of such imposters, giving credence to advocates who say this law is aimed at discouraging vulnerable voters by making them jump through unreasonable hoops to get the necessary cards.

A similar law in Texas was turned down earlier this year. Like Pennsylvania’s legislators, Texas lawmakers passed a bill that would have required voters to show photo IDs, including a driver’s license, passport, or government ID. But the three-judge federal appeals panel decided to toss the Texas law because it “imposes strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor and racial minorities.”

For full article see: Inquirer Editorial: Next law to go is Pa.’s voter ID.


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One Response to Next Law To Go Is Pa.’s Voter ID | | 9/5/12

  1. Pingback: Phila: VOTER ID TRAINING AND CLINIC Sept. 19, 2012 | PhillyVIP | 9/13/12 | Vinh P. Su, Esquire

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