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Judge won't stop state Voter ID requirement

Submitted Wed, 08/15/2012 - 10:28am by Andy Alm

A Commonwealth Court judge has denied opponents’ request for a preliminary injunction against Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law.  In his 70-page opinion, Judge Robert Simpson says the petitioners did an excellent job of putting a face to those burdened by the Voter ID requirement, however; he writes he cannot decide the issue based on sympathy for the witnesses.

Judge Simpson says he’s convinced the law is being implemented in a non-partisan, even-handed manner, and that no qualified voters should be disenfranchised.

Meanwhile, petitioners indicated they would take the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.