HARRISBURG - A Commonwealth Court judge ruled today that Pennsylvania's controversial new voter ID law can remain mostly intact for the November election, but will impose a very narrow injunction that will allow even those without identification to vote. In his ruling, which is widely expected to be appealed to the Supreme Court, Simpson ordered an injunction that would target the portion of the law that deals with provisional ballots. As written, the law said voters who do not bring proper photo ID on Election Day can cast a provisional ballot.
Comments: As bad as this is, it can and still might get worse. Lieberals will never quit. The will appeal until they get full victory. Death by a thousand paper cuts.
I really wonder if the Republicans will ever confront this issue even if they have the power after the election? Why is this even an issue? A constitutional law is in order. Let's see if any elected official has the ba**s to suggest it.
"Controversial new voter ID law"? If the "court" will allow those without ID to VOTE anyway, WHAT's the POINT? Judges on Courts like this one are the result when Republicans are too timid to fight against leftist-judges-for-life-candidates put on the Court by demonrats. God help this Country!
It is simply incredible that any rational person would object to user-friendly voter ID laws to prevent fraudulent voting unless they believed the latter benefited their cause. The response of the judiciary to this common sense measure has in many venues been disappointing - in fact, appalling.
The longer and louder Democrats object to reasonable voter ID the more obvious it appears that they simply do not desire to reduce voter fraud because they think they stand to lose if illegal voting is curtailed. The only other plausible explanation I can think of for Democrat opposition to voter ID would be that they think a substantial portion of their supporters are too lazy or mentally incompetent to take the simple steps required to obtain valid ID. Neither scenario speaks well for Democrats. They are not, of course, mutually exclusive.
I believe the two commonwealth court judges are in contempt of court. The Pa supreme court remanded with specific tasks for the commonwealth court to do. This just kicks the can down the road. Whole lot of that with democrats, and some republicans...
Just came from the doctor - had to show an id. They must be suppressing patients. This now opens the way for the emerging clone of Acorn to get to work. In the 2004 election a voting machine in the Philly area had 35,000 votes for John Kerry in it when the polls opened in the morning. This is the Democrat way(aka the Chicago way).
As a Central PAer with little more than disdain for Philly for what it has become and seems to stand for, why haven't the wussy repubicrats (!) ever tried to clean-up the sewer that is Philly voting practices? I know why the RATS are happy---
We have reached the point where the entire focus of the nation has turned to coddling the people who are too lazy to do the simplest tasks to function in a modern society. Every issue is centered around those who are bringing this country down, rather than the ones making it work and prosper. Before long the government will be sending out folks to wipe the butts of the "poor" who couldn't be expected to put out the effort on do it themselves.
hahahah usmc, we all did! Check your bill, there is a line I believe Federal Universal Service Charge. My monthly bill on cell is $1.77 plus house phone plus wifey's cell! Aren't we just the best folks on duh planet! s/o. I assume this is what is is for.....
So, I guess buying alcohol without proving age is OK? Driving without a license is OK? Whoa -- flying a plane without a pilot's license? That one oughta draw some attention [to the smoking craters]. Prescribing drugs without an MD? How about arguing cases without passing the bar? [See Massachusetts for a recent precedent.] Sealing engineering drawings without a PE?
We anticipate massive voting fraud just like in 2008.
We will be as prepared a possible but I cannot but wonder why the decision came down today ........ enough time to get MORE fraudulent voter registrations in before the deadline next Monday at midnight.
Note In 2008 an estimated 75% of the voter registrations turned in by Acorn were found to be fraudulent ..... We will never know how many were not identified and got through.
I have always said we need to get at least an additional 10-15% of the votes for a candidate to win an election here.
Amazingly the Justice Dept and D Judges are MORE interested in identifying ONE Single voter who might be denied the right to vote than side with the hundreds to thousands of REAL voters who's votes are regularly being negated by 'voting fraud'.
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The faculty at a middle school in Connecticut has just about had it up to *here* with all of those tired, forced references to the Geico "Hump Day" commercial that your dad loves so much. They´re so fed up with students quoting the camel commercial that they´ve banned all references to the spot, which is, apparently, a thing that seemed reasonable to them. "Everybody´s walking around in the hallways and saying it´s hump day in that weird voice," said Brooke Lewis, who is a student at Vernon Center Middle School.
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