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Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Upheld – Now Heads To State Supreme Court

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Are voter ID laws aimed to prevent voter fraud or an effort to disenfranchise people from exercising there right to vote? Is Pennsylvania's newly enacted voter ID law an attempt to suppress the November election vote which statistically would harm Democratic voters?

The Harrisburg Patriot News is reporting today that the battle over the state's controversial voter ID law now moves to the state Supreme Court. Yesterday, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson rejected a suit to block the law, or delay enforcement of it. Simpson ruled that the law is constitutional because it applies to everyone. The Supreme Court will be mindful of the election cycle and "will rule in an expeditious manner," said Art Heinz, a spokesman for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

The state's new voter ID law has garnered national attention and a raging debate. It was passed earlier this year and takes effect in the Nov. 6 general election. Access the entire article by going to the link below:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/08/pennsylvania_voter_id_law_head.html#incart_river_default

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  1. electedface says:
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    Voter ID is a violation of the 15th amendment. This is Voter Suppression at its finest.

    Watch the video and sign the petition to end Voter Suppression.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9TjVsQa57c