August 16, 2012
Why Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law Is Unconstitutional

In time, Crawford v. Marion County Election Board may come to rank with Bush v. Gore as among the worst recent decisions by the Supreme Court. That case has made possible the ongoing campaign to gut the right to vote.
Crawford is directly responsible for Wednesday’s decision by Pennsylvania state judge Robert Simpson to allow that state’s strict voter ID law to take effect. That law is all but certain to cause chaos at some polling places this fall. It may also, according to some credible estimates, disfranchise as many as 9 percent of the state’s eligible voters. There’s little secret about the purpose of the bill. As the state’s Republican House Majority Leader, Mike Turzai, told a partisan audience in June, it “is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.”

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Why Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law Is Unconstitutional

In time, Crawford v. Marion County Election Board may come to rank with Bush v. Gore as among the worst recent decisions by the Supreme Court. That case has made possible the ongoing campaign to gut the right to vote.

Crawford is directly responsible for Wednesday’s decision by Pennsylvania state judge Robert Simpson to allow that state’s strict voter ID law to take effect. That law is all but certain to cause chaos at some polling places this fall. It may also, according to some credible estimates, disfranchise as many as 9 percent of the state’s eligible voters. There’s little secret about the purpose of the bill. As the state’s Republican House Majority Leader, Mike Turzai, told a partisan audience in June, it “is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.”

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

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