Friday, January 17, 2014

PA voter ID ruled unconstitutional

See this article, a victory for democracy. Supports of this strict voter ID said it was required to prevent voter fraud, the usual specious excuse. The Commonwealth Court said in overturning the law that "the state presented no evidence to support this claim." Yeah, because it has been repeatedly proven that there is no such evidence. However the evidence is clear that the type of voter ID the PA regressives enacted would disenfranchise 500,000 voters, mostly those that vote Democrat. 

On a related note, see this article on bi-partisan US Congressional legislation working of fixing the part of the Voting Rights Act struck down by the Supreme Court. And in that wake of that ruling led many regressive States to immediately enact similar voter ID laws to suppress the Democrat vote. We are making progress folks, but you need to get busy and speak out against such tactics and in favor of democracy or you're likely to lose it.

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