A voter ID law has been passed in Pennsylvania. Opponents are trying to get it overturned, but a judge has upheld it. It appears there will be appeals to the State Supreme Court.
A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats said will suppress votes among President Barack Obama’s supporters.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he wouldn’t grant an injunction that would have halted the law requiring each voter to show a valid photo ID.
Opponents are expected to file an appeal within a day or two to the state Supreme Court as the Nov. 6 presidential election looms.
Of note from the article.
The original rationale in Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature for the law — to prevent election fraud — played little role in the case before Simpson since the state’s lawyers acknowledged that they are “not aware of any incidents of in person voter fraud.”(Bold mine. Ed.) Instead, they insisted that lawmakers properly exercised their latitude to make election-related laws when they chose to require voters to show widely available forms of photo identification.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett signed the law in March after every single Democratic lawmaker voted against it.
Using the resources of the state legal offices, they could not find any incidents of in person voter fraud. WE have solved a problem that does not exist. We know there has been fraud with absentee ballots. We know there has been fraud at the voting machines. Legislation to fix those problems? Nonexistent.