A Commonwealth Court judge Friday struck down Pennsylvania’s voter-ID law, noting that attorneys for the state had shown nothing but “a vague concern about voter fraud” to justify legislation that could have cost hundreds of thousands of voters the right to cast ballots.
Judge Bernard McGinley declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling that said about 430,000 registered voters still don’t have the type of identification that would have been needed to vote.
Attorneys for Gov. Corbett’s administration offered no examples of in-person voter impersonation — the alleged problem that the law was meant to address.
McGinley also cited a “culture of misinformation” that arose as Corbett’s administration offered conflicting explanations on how the law would be applied.
Corbett, visiting Philadelphia yesterday, said he had not seen the ruling and that it was being reviewed by his attorneys.
“We’ll give you a position after we’ve had time to review it,”…
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