Pennsylvania voter ID law blocked for November election

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    Just announced on TV.
     
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    Judge halts Pennsylvania’s tough new voter ID law - Nation - The Boston Globe

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge postponed Pennsylvania’s controversial voter identification requirement on Tuesday, ordering the state not to enforce it in this year’s presidential election.

    The decision by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson on the law requiring each voter to show a valid photo ID could be appealed to the state Supreme Court. The law could go into full effect next year, under Simpson’s ruling.
     
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    Postponing it is reasonable.
     
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    Thank God. Anyone who wants to win through depriving voters of their rights is worse than Al Queda.
     
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    This is good news for my mom, as her license has expired two years ago and she is not capable of waiting in line at the dmv for a photo id. Hopefully they'll set up places other than the dmv where you'll be able to get an id. We already got my special needs son an ID but went with an ID that can be used universally, rather than just for voting. He'll never drive and he needs some form of ID.

    I still think that a photo id to vote is a good idea and have no problem that they are delaying it. It seemed rushed to me. Thanks for the info, PJ.
     
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    Zoom... as for your mom, I am sure they make accommodations for people with a handicap or injury...

    Delaying this does what good? The only persons it would do good for is those who either are not eligible to vote and who are going to the polls, or activists....
     
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    It makes sure the law is coherent and being drafted in good faith and not simply a skeezy attempt to steal an election as at least one PA lawmaker has stated.
     
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    Actually, no allowance is made for anyone.
    Can you cite a case of a voter voting illegally?
     
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    it makes sure non citizens will vote this year. great going democrats.
     
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    While I don't think voter ID is needed, I don't oppose it either. However rushing huge changes to voter laws disenfranchises voters. If you want to change the law, change it November 8th, and give people plenty time to get everything they need, and give the state time to work out any unexpected issues that may arise.
     

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