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PA Voter ID Law Clears A Hurdle

By on 8.15.12 | 9:51AM

This morning, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson issued a short statement denying a preliminary injunction against the implementation of Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law, passed by the state legislature and signed by the state's Republican governor, Tom Corbett.  The note said that a longer opinion would be issued shortly.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Lawyers for the ACLU and other groups seeking the injunction are expected to appeal the ruling."

Republicans, especially those running for local offices, should trumpet the continuous efforts by liberal groups to facilitate the corruption of elections. It is not only the right position morally, but it's good politics, with the majority of Americans, including the majority of blacks and Hispanics supporting Voter ID laws.

Later today, a judge will hear the case being brought by the Obama administration and other Democratic Party groups regarding Ohio's recent law which limited early voting in the three days before an election to members of the military, with the rest of the population having their in-person early voting end the Friday before the Tuesday election. (Mail-in early voting remains available during that time.) In my view, it is unlikely that Obama wins this case, and I continue to believe that Republicans should berate Democrats for this move at every opportunity.

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