Pennsylvania Trial over Government Photo-ID Law for Voters at the Polls

On July 25, the trial began in the lawsuit in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, over the state’s new law, requiring voters at the polls to show government photo-ID at the polls. See this story. The plaintiffs are basing their case on the state constitution.


  1. Anyone have a count of the number of states in which this A.L.E.C.-modeled legislation has passed in states with Democrats holding the majority in either chamber of the legislature, or in states where a Democratic governor has signed the legislation into law?

    If you do, please post that count along with the count of states which have passed such laws while the governorship and both chambers of the legislature were held by Republicans when the law went into effect.

  2. Larry Allred · · Reply

    The State’s new law is naked political advantage. Sadly it may come to pass that such things are permissable. It’d truly be great if justice emerged in this trial but we probably haven’t reached the day where pure partisan advantage is explicitly not legal.

    We’ll get there someday, maybe when PA’s electoral votes decide the election and the popular vote is close and all the provisional ballots must be adjudicated separately or some more arbitrary standard is summarily imposed to forstall that but the nation will have to revisit their politcs that is devoid of any real honorable aim.

  3. TruFoe · · Reply

    2 –

    This is legislative “caging” being perpetrated by one party only – the Republican party.

    Go ahead – somebody prove my assertion wrong. And use facts.

  4. Demo Rep · · Reply

    Gee – photo stuff since about 1840 — repeat 1840.

    When did photos get put on ANY sort of I.D. stuff — MILITARY I.D., etc. ???

    Defense of Democracy — ONLY LEGAL voters voting ???

    Subversion of Democracy — STOP LEGAL voters voting ???
    P.R. and nonpartisan App.V.

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