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    PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    PA is enjoined from applying the ID part of the law in this Election but other parts of law apply per CNN Breaking News

    http://delcotimes.com/articles/2012/...2796791947.txt
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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Funny, the local news outlets here haven't reported it. They were all strongly in favor of it though and have a tendency to delay reporting "bad news" for as long as possible.


    Edit: We just got it on the local feeds. They buried it down with a story early this morning about the decision being issued. A pleasant surprise though I'm not sure the State Supreme Court gave the judge much of an option.
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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Funny, the local news outlets here haven't reported it. They were all strongly in favor of it though and have a tendency to delay reporting "bad news" for as long as possible.


    Edit: We just got it on the local feeds. They buried it down with a story early this morning about the decision being issued. A pleasant surprise though I'm not sure the State Supreme Court gave the judge much of an option.
    More judicial activism... How sad.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Great!!! It just shows how egregiously flawed these laws are.

    You want to reform voter laws? Go for it, you have two years until the mid-terms to work out all the kinks.

    As of now there is nothing but turmoil and confusion just a month from a presidential election, which IMHO was the intent all along.
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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    Funny, the local news outlets here haven't reported it. They were all strongly in favor of it though and have a tendency to delay reporting "bad news" for as long as possible.
    Wait, I thought the MSM was all controlled by Communists who hate these sort of laws because it keeps them from committing fraud.


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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    More judicial activism... How sad.
    Surely you mean an unbiased judge disallowing an obvious politically motivated law designed to solve a problem that does not exist?


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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    PA is enjoined from applying the ID part of the law in this Election but other parts of law apply per CNN Breaking News

    Judge halts Pennsylvania's tough new voter ID requirement - delcotimes.com
    From you link:


    It was already a political lightning rod when a top state Republican lawmaker boasted to a GOP dinner in June that the ID requirement "is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania."


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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    More judicial activism... How sad.
    Judicial activism, AKA "I don't agree with the ruling, so it's obvious the judge is over stepping their boundaries!!"
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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonsa View Post
    Surely you mean an unbiased judge disallowing an obvious politically motivated law designed to solve a problem that does not exist?


    In reality, a judge who originally made a very partisan decision that apparently weighed the nonexistent problem(as admitted by the state) to be more important than the conceded 700k voters who might be adversely effected. What seems to have swayed him is that none of the State Supreme Court justices agreed with his decision. Two said he should have struck down the law outright and four voted to vacate the ruling and have him reexamine his decision. As it stands now the law will still go in effect next year, though I imagine Republican enthusiasm for it has waned greatly now that it can't hand the state to Romney as Turzai gloated that it would.

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    Re: PA Voter ID Law halted per CNN

    Quote Originally Posted by Loki97 View Post
    In reality, a judge who originally made a very partisan decision that apparently weighed the nonexistent problem(as admitted by the state) to be more important than the conceded 700k voters who might be adversely effected. What seems to have swayed him is that none of the State Supreme Court justices agreed with his decision. Two said he should have struck down the law outright and four voted to vacate the ruling and have him reexamine his decision. As it stands now the law will still go in effect next year, though I imagine Republican enthusiasm for it has waned greatly now that it can't hand the state to Romney as Turzai gloated that it would.
    The law was popular with everybody including a majority of democrats.
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    Meanwhile, as the state’s new Voter ID law works its way through the courts, the requirement remains popular.

    “While judges and politicians debate Pennsylvania’s voter ID measure, voters are solidly in support of the measure, 62 – 35 percent,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “And 99 percent of voters say they believe they have the necessary documents to cast a ballot.”

    F&M found similar support: 59 percent of respondents said they favor the law, while 39 percent said they opposed it.

    However, critics who oppose the Voter ID requirement do room to win the public opinion battle. Of those who said initially that they favor the law, 21 percent changed their minds when asked, “Would you still favor this law if you knew that many eligible voters will be prevented from voting because they will not have a proper ID?”

    That’s the crux of legal and political arguments against the law.

    51 percent of respondents oppose the law when that 21 percent are figured in, while 47 percent remain opposed
    Polls: Corbett Not Popular, But Voter ID Is | PoliticsPA

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