Republican Judge Upholds Pennsylvania GOP Voter Suppression Laws

August 15, 2012 at 11:09 AM Leave a comment

Gee.  I wonder if Judge Simpson might just have a wee bit of an agenda here:

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Pennsylvania’s Strict Voter ID [Voter Suppression] Law Upheld

A Pennsylvania judge upheld the state’s strict new voter ID [voter suppression] laws on Wednesday. The decision was a blow to voting rights advocates who expected a slam dunk victory after the state admitted it was not aware of a single incident of in-person voter fraud and the state’s House majority leader made it clear that the law was politically motivated.

In a 70-page order, Judge Robert E. Simpson, a Republican, said opponents failed to show “that disenfranchisement was immediate or inevitable.” Simpson did not rule on the full merits of the case, only on whether or not to grant a temporary injunction.

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Opponents plan to appeal the case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which is currently divided equally with three Democrats and three Republicans (the seventh member, Justice Joan Orie Melvin, a Republican, is currently suspended due to unrelated corruptions charges). A tie would uphold the law.

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