Wednesday, August 15, 2012

BREAKING: Judge upholds PA voter ID law

This morning we got word that Judge Simpson, of the PA Commonwealth Court, denied our petition for injunctive relief against Pennsylvania's voter suppression ID law. In plain English, that means voter ID stands. We are still reviewing the decision at present, but we'll try to provide a layman's explanation of the judge's ruling as soon as we can.

In the meantime, you can read the full decision here.

This fight is not over. All along we've expected an appeal to the state Supreme Court - we just didn't know if we'd be defending or appealing. Thanks to our partner organizations, to all of our members and donors who have provided the funding that makes this fight possible, and of course to all of you for standing by us in the fight against voter suppression.

More later.

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Anonymous Max Kennerly said...

Keep fighting the good fight. If, as Judge Simpson held, "disenfranchisement was [not] immediate or inevitable," then how exactly will Vivian Applewhite vote? Her problem wasn't poverty or infirmity, and so none of the remedies identified in Judge Simpson's opinion will work; she has been unable to obtain proper ID from the Commonwealth. Her vote will inevitably be denied at the poll, with the hollow remedy of a provision ballot and a judicial action without a clear outcome.

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