Voter ID

Judge Upholds New Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

Requires valid photo ID to vote


A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats say 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.

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  1. Republicans are not even attempting to hide their contempt for the democratic process. In true Machiavellian fashion, they have displayed a willingness to take an ideological dump on the U.S. Constitution in order to further their political agenda.

    Team Romney pretty much wrote off the African American vote with his insulting, condescending speech during and interviews after his NAACP convention visit. Support from the Hispanic community was also a lost cause, in part due to the GOP’s stance on the Dream Act and their recent distraction with trying to make English the “official” language of the U.S.

    Since Republicans cannot count on the votes from these two demographic sectors of the electorate, they have opted for a different approach — reduce the number of these citizens who are able to participate in the election process.

    With respect to the voter ID legislation/registered voter purges being pushed forth by Republican-controlled state legislatures under the guise of reducing nonexistent “voter fraud”, GOP legislators should simply cut to the chase and proclaim that the only Americans who have a legitimate right to vote are those who are registered members of the Republican Party.

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