Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Pennsylvania Court Votes on New Photo-ID Law
In Pennsylvania a court decision is expected on a new law that would require voters to produce a photo-ID when they show up at polls to cast ballots. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is under a state Supreme court order to rule no later than today on the new law. Democratic opponents of the law have argued it will keep legitimate voters away from the polls. Republican supporters say it’s about time Pennsylvania cleaned up its long tradition of voting early and often. The new law would require voters to present specific photo-ID at the polls, however if they do not have one they can cast a provisional vote which would give them six days to obtain an ID. The result of this ruling could have a dramatic effect on the 2012 presidential election as Pennsylvania is regarded as a key swing state.