Voters won’t have to show photo ID before casting a ballot in November, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson ruled Tuesday, blocking that requirement in Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law from taking effect in November.
On remand from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Simpson echoed the high court’s language, saying in his opinion: “I am not still convinced in my predictive judgment that there will be no voter disenfranchisement arising out of the commonwealth’s implementation of a voter identification requirement for the purposes of the upcoming election.”
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