Judge blocks Pennsylvania voter ID law for November election
October 2nd, 2012
09:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Judge blocks Pennsylvania voter ID law for November election

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) - A Pennsylvania judge ruled Tuesday that state officials cannot enforce a new voter identification law in next month's presidential election.

The ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is expected to be appealed.

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  1. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    After this week we see that voter fraud is being committed by REPUBLICANS. They need to take a look in the mirror at themselves. The only way they can win is to cheat.

    October 2, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  2. Sniffit

    "Supporters argue that the law signed in March by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett will prevent voter fraud and is upheld by the Constitution."

    Gotta love their talent for self-fulfilling prophecy. This is the same garbage as "gov't is broken and can't do anything right." They traipse into legislatures around the country, do everything to break the gov't and then go "see! we told you gov't is broken!!!" Same here. They're "preventing" something that's already not occurring, but if this blatant attempt to suppress muinority and youth and elderly votes with what essentially amounts to a poll tax slips through some conservative ideologue judge's fingers, the NV GOP/Teatrolls will run around citing the lack of evidence of any voter fraud this election (same as every other election) as evidence that their law worked. It's truly infuriating disingenuousness...BUT the MSM will help them get away with it.

    October 2, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. Sniffit

    "Supporters argue that the law signed in March by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett will prevent voter fraud and is upheld by the Constitution."

    Gotta love the GOP/Teatroll talent for using self-fulfilling prophecy to create situations they can dishonestly use to prove themselves right. This is the same garbage as "gov't is broken and can't do anything right." They traipse into legislatures around the country, do everything they can to break the gov't and then go "see! we told you gov't is broken!!!" Same here. They're "preventing" something that evidence shows is already not occurring, but if this blatant attempt to suppress minority and youth and elderly votes slips by some conservative judge, the NV GOP/Teatrolls will run around citing the lack of evidence of any voter fraud this election (same as every other election) as evidence that their law worked. It's truly infuriating disingenuousness...BUT the MSM will help them get away with it.

    October 2, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  4. Anthony

    Republican ideology: If you can't get them to vote for you, DENY them their right to vote........

    October 2, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  5. Sniffit

    Ha..."gov't is broken, see we broke it!!!!" Same here. Voter fraud already isn't occurring, but if some conservative judge lets this voter suppression effort fly, the GOPers/Teatrolls will be trying to cite the absence of voter fraud this election as evidence that their law worked.....probably even cite the lower voter turnout as evidence of just how much fraud was happening that they "prevented," all while factcheckers, experts and voter rights groups point out who and how many were really disenfranchised or even file suits for it. Their talent for manufacturing "proof" that their tinfoil hatted nonsense is accurate is truly disingenuous, a carefully constructed and mightily disgusting alternate reality, BUT the MSM will help them sell it.

    October 2, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  6. Blinded by the republican lie

    The ruling was blocked...Thank God...It is coming to light seeing how these republicans are trying to cheat to win. I love how Karma works..I hope this sets the precedent for the rest of the red states trying to cheat as well!!!!!

    October 2, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  7. GI Joe

    The ruling was blocked. Yes, Thank God. Now get the messes cleaned up in the other states where republican governors have been "purging" their rolls and allowing those paid shills to cheat (SAC) to get only republicans registered.

    We have found out that the republicans will lie, steal, BUY elections if they have to. They sure are sore losers. LOL

    October 2, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  8. GI Joe

    HEY MITT - are we still going to be "shocked" since your crooked efforts were blocked? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    October 2, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. BLKMANinAmerica

    Stupid..................as if to imply that only DEMs have VOTER FRAUD.

    October 2, 2012 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  10. Borderless

    Obama is urging defense contractors to violate federal law (the WARN Act) and the federal government will pick up the expenses (fines, etc.) in order to prevent bad news before the election. He doesn't care that thousands of workers will suddenly find themselves unemployed with no warning. He is heartless. He is unscrupulous. He is self-serving and narcissistic. How can people not see how far he will go and who he will sacrifice for his own political gain?

    October 2, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  11. GI Joe

    I just wish we had been fore-warned before the shenanigans in Florida in 2000. Imagine how much better off we would be WITHOUT 8 years of the war-mongers in office.

    October 2, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  12. NOTADEMOCRAT

    Nothing says justice served like an activist judge!

    October 2, 2012 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. GI Joe

    "Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson, a Republican,"
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    Justice served to the republicans on a silver platter by one of their own. ha h aha ha ha ha ha

    Karl Rove (i.e., FLA 2000 and OH 2004) and now PA, will have to search his pointy head from some other sleazy tactics now.

    October 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  14. Al-NY,NY

    NOTADEMOCRAT

    Nothing says justice served like an activist judge!
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    from what i can find, this "activist" judge was nominated by Tom Ridge, the governer in 1999. BTW, Tom Ridge is a REPUBLICAN. To you, any judge that doesn't rule like Scalia, Alito or Thomas are "activists"

    October 2, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |