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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson has ruled that that ID cannot be required in order for Pennsylvanians to vote in the upcoming November 6 election, though poll workers can still ask for it.

This suspends the rollout of the law passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett. Measures had been taken to make it easier for Pennsylvanians to obtain identification, but the judge wrote, “I question whether sufficient time now remains to attain the goal of liberal access….” However, the law has not been struck down.

The court was forced to reconsider the law after the Pennyslvania Supreme Court demanded a review of the restrictions.

The Nation’s Ari Berman recently told The National Memo that the law was designed to fight a “phantom menace”:

The state of Pennsylvania, which passed a voter ID law in 2012 that was purportedly designed to stop in-person voter fraud, admitted in a recent court filing: “there have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal knowledge of any such investigations or prosecutions in other states.”

In 2008, 2,745,069 registered voters in Pennsylvania did not vote. But the state legislature acted after the 2010 election to make voting more difficult as part of a wave of voting restriction laws the likes of which have not been seen since the Civil Rights era.

Mitt Romney recently said he had a “secret” that made him sure that he was going to win the Keystone State. But the secret has been out for a while.

Mike Turzai, the Republican House Leader in Pennsylvania, famously revealed the true intention of the law at a Republican State Committee meeting earlier this year: “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania… done.”

This victory for the Voting Rights Act is one of several that have severely dampened the GOP’s apparent strategy of limiting access to the polls for Obama voters.

 

  • There is a God!

    • Yes God is everywhere. He helps when you help yourself. The fight has paid off and it was worthy a fight!

  • Sand_Cat

    If there were a god (or if the American people had all the common sense attributed to them by blathering politicians) Romney -Ryan would not be within 50 points of Obama, despite all his faults; in fact, they probably wouldn’t have been nominated.

    • I AGREE WITH YOU,ON THE ROMNEY-RYAN SITUATION, BUT I ASSURE YOU THAT THERE IS A GOD! GRAB A BIBLE-READ PSALM 14-1-READS: A FOOL HAS SAID IN HIS HEART, THERE IS NO GOD” THEY ARE CORRUPT THEY HAVE DONE ABOMINABLE WORKS. THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD! I DARE YOU TO TRY HIM
      SEARCH AND SEE IF THERE IS A GOD! CALL ON HIM FOR SOMETHING THAT IS HARD FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE. REPENT OF YOUR SINS! WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT MY GOD, I HAVE TO DEFEND HIM. (I KNOW HE NEEDS NO DEFENDING) BUT I WANTED T LET YOU KNOW THAT GOD IS REAL. TRY HIM.

      • refundme22

        Why is it that hard-core Christians always type with caps-lock? It just makes them seem crazier.

      • daniel bostdorf

        Go read the 13 volume set of Will and Ariel Durant’s “History of Civilization” before you post here..

        Ignorance for you is bliss..

        The actual wording comes from Thomas Gray’s poem, “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” (1742): “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.”

        A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: This maxim, originally a line from Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism (1709), has been repeated with slight variations ever since. It is still heard, although less frequently, and sometimes shortened, as in the example.

        A little Learning is a dang’rous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring.
        [1711 Pope Essay on Criticism l. 215]

        For shallow draughts intoxicate the brain
        And drinking largely sobers us again.
        Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts,
        In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts,
        While from the bounded level of our mind,
        Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind;
        But more advanced, behold with strange surprise
        New distant scenes of endless science rise!

        Note that the poem says “Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring.” This excerpt makes the quote the opposite of ‘ignorance is bliss.’ It means that learning little is a dangerous thing, and that you should learn a lot so too drink from the Pierian Spring, which is either defined as a spring in Macedonia, sacred to the Muses, or as a source of inspiration.

        Your shallow thoughts are embarassing

      • So why are there so many atrocities done in the name of God? .God is given many different names in many different religions, wars are started because of religion, Im sure our creator has a lot of common sense and all the wars and hatred and racism is not part of his/her believes. We all do come from the same seeds, so we are all connected so why don’t we behave as common sense human beings. I’m sure God will be very happy. No more tribal wars republicans and democrats, etc.
        Country is number one issue, how do we continue to survice this crisis. Everyone has to give a little and those on the top need to give a lot and also bring some of those manufacturing jobs back home. Bringing some of the jobs back home will alliviate the situation quite a bit.
        Big companies need to show some patriotism and worry less about the billions.

      • ralphkr

        Ah, Peggy, ” CALL ON HIM FOR SOMETHING THAT IS HARD FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE.” and I can assure you that He shall answer you and 98 times out of 100 His answer shall be a resounding, “NO!”

      • Please don’t shout.

      • Peggy, Sometimes religion gets in the way of worship. Real worship should be quiet and something a person lives, instead of something he or she shouts. Religious zealots turn people away from church. I used to be a Southern Baptist. I resigned because of the racism that was expressed by the membership and a joke about African Americans that was told by the pastor from the pulpit. Can you imagine Jesus laughing and slapping his knee when a race was put down?

    • S-3

      Damn straight.

  • All in all a good start. I would prefer to see this truly flawed law set aside, but at least for now it is partially neutuered.

  • old_blu

    I guess if you have to cheat to win, CHEAT. Jack ass’s

    • Don

      Hey old_blu, this is the same voting base that allowed Bush to stay in office for eight years. What’s the problem? NOW it’s cheating? Why wasn’t it cheating back in 2000 and 2004? Hypocrite…

      • old_blu

        So that makes it okay, huh? BTW i didn’t like it when it happened then also, I’m on your side, Bush sucked.

      • old_blu

        I thought everyone on here could recognize sarcasm, sorry. Now I know why the tea baggers and right wingers come on here all defensive. (you guys can be pretty mean)

        • neece00

          I got your sarcasm, Old_ Blu

          • old_blu

            Thank you neece.

    • Oldleatherneck

      Like the left never cheated. They are so squeeky clean , fair, upright, pillars of society. What about Fast and furious. Tell me how there were more votes for Al Frankin then ther were registered voters, how about Harry Reids last bid for the Senate, where did all those votes come from.

      • old_blu

        What did they find 10 documented voter fraud?

      • neece00

        I don’t see anything in here that references the left being squeeky clean, we will admit our faults. I am just so thrilled when the right gets their butt handed back to them on a silver platter.

      • Oldleatherneck, “yahbut lookit whut he did,” is not a good argument. When I scolded my kids for somthing they should not have done, They knew better than to say”Lookit whut Sharon or Lynn is doing.” Right now, we have some strong evidence of voter supression and illegal registrations. In 2001, last minute purging in Florida disinfranchined a number of legal voters too late for them to do anything about it. Polls closed early and voters showed up and found the doors locked. That entire election should have been held over.
        It wasn’t Al Francken who had more votes than registered voters. Check again. That was an accusation made by the Republicans and it was not proven. Judging by what was running against Harry Reid, I can understand why he won fairly.

    • Dmullins84

      Suck it up ole Blue. I hope that Hell freezes over before that Law is passed. I wish we had some judges down south with enough sense to pass some correct judgment. Ole Blue I hope the cops pulls your ass over on your way to the polls.

      • old_blu

        I’ve been pulled over before, I ain’t scared of cops, just tea baggers.
        I’m glad that law did not pass.

        • Dmullins84

          Hey Old _blu, I was only kidding you on being pulled over by the cop’s. Sound like you are in my corner on this dam Law. Hang in there!

      • old_blu

        Next time I will be sure and turn the sarcasm on and off so you won’t wish bad things on me.

      • neece00

        As far as the cheating part, the GOP has done this in the past to win an election and 2000 they succeeded. I know there is not proof of it but it was very questionable. They will do what they think will work to win this election. As you know, they think they are the only true party and the rest of us “red headed step children”.

        • Dmullins84

          Yes neeceoo, cheating and dirty tricks have always been around by both party’s, I guess it boils down to who gets away with what generally wins most elections. I think it is very sad it has come to this.

      • Another words, if Old Blu is not going to vote the way you do, you even want the police to make sure he doesn’t vote.

        • Dmullins84

          No Maggie, I do not want them to go that far; that’s not the Democratic way of doing business. I was only kidding Ole blue and have told him so. I hope he is able to cast his vote for the person he fill’s will do the best job without any interference. However, the cops in Miami during the Bush, Gore election use these tactics on several Black’s,they threw up road blocks against the Democrats delaying them in timely getting to the polls. Therefore, a good number was late getting to the polls from their jobs. That Election was won with less than 600 vote’s. That was alleged at the time and later proven to be factual with no one being charged. Also I believe if Gore would have demanded a State wide recount he would have won that Election fair and square, and our economy would not now be in the shape it’s in. Look what happened under President Bush. We were out-foxed by a man who did not have the guts to fight and the Supreme court. Have a wonderful day Maggie.

  • Even though it is a miserable rainy day here in NEPA-the sun is shining brightly as many many thousands of eligible voters will be able to exercise their right to vote without being intimidated by the right wing dominated politicians in Harrisburg–let’s see what happens on Nov. 6 Mr. Turzai and Gov. Corbett—–

    • YepThatTell

      This is good news everywhere – the protection of voting rights matters to all of us.

      • kapockz

        The same law applies to everyone equally. So, whose “rights” are not protected?

        • Eleanore Whitaker

          BS…People who have voted for years do not need to prove their identity. What? The voter registration in PA is so badly in disarray that the goobers in that state can only clean up voters rolls 6 months before a major election. Republicans bragged about how they were reducing the number of minority and elderly voters in PA…How dare they reduce the Constitutional right to vote so ahole Romney can slip through to a presidency he’ll never have and Attack Dog Ryan will. Who BSing whom here?

    • The GOP is going well beyond voter fraud. A Republican running for Congress in TN posted a picture of his gun on Facebook with a caption addressed to President Obama that read “Welcome to Tennessee”. When asked, his excuse was that he was protesting a UN resolution that bans the sale of guns to terrorists!

      • neece00

        Dominick, all I have to say is “I am so sorry”. I live in Tennessee and we are beyond hope.

      • ace

        Anoth liberal liar .

    • Are Pennsylvania state legislators up for re-election this year? I know the governor gets elected during the midterm elections, so I guess this won’t come back to bite Corbett in the ass until 2014. But maybe Turzai can bite it now. 😀

    • I Love It When The American Taliban Plans Blow Back Up In The Faces!!! LOL Sure You Can Say ID’s Should Be Only Right , But Funny How It All Of A Sudden Is Needed Now When It Wasn’t Needed Before??????? We Are Taking Down These Terrorists One Day At A Time!!! Now Let’s Dee If Romney Can Get Thru The Debates Without His Lies And See If He Tells Where The Money Will Come From For The Extra Tax Breaks For The Wealthy He Plans To Pass If He Was President!! And Show More Of Those Back Tax Returns!!!

  • bf

    Well, I intend to show my Voter ID anyway! At first I thought it was just another BS requirement until I realized how many times I have to show a valid picture ID over the passed 6 months. I don’t know how any one is living in this country today without one.

    • gahoof

      I guess you’d have to speak to the very old, many of whom do not have a driver’s license.

    • phantomoftheopera

      well good for you. now, get yourself down to the ‘poor’ communities so you can learn how people ‘get by’ without ID! you might be surprised at what they have to do, and how much it costs. you are one of the lucky ones. wouldn’t it be nice if we all were that lucky?

    • ATolsma

      “I don’t know how any one is living in this country today without one.” And that’s exactly the problem! Most Americans can’t walk in the shoes of those who for whatever reason don’t have the necessary identification. Many people don’t or have never driven. Many people don’t travel internationally and have no passport. There are many circumstances that would result in someone not having the requisite ID.

      But let’s be honest here. This initiative was never about preventing voter fraud. It was a strategic effort by the Republican legislators in multiple states to suppress voters that typically fall into the “likely to vote Democratic” demographic. Kudos to the judge for having the courage to push back. It’s not a complete victory but it’s a darn good start!

      • CAThinker

        Nice job reminding everyone to keep their eye on the ball… This law was never about ID, it was always about voting access – ID was just a prop… And to Turzai, Corbett and the rest of those Fascists nazis – here’s my one finger salute and a hearty “F**k Y**!”

  • This is all good and well but we will need folks at the polling sights to make sure that the act of questioning won’t turn folks away.

  • This law never should have been signed into being in the first place. However, barring it is the next best thing. It was a ploy to keep the voters’ choice from winning election. The GOP, although they profess to love and protect it, has forgotten that this is a democracy. Such laws are a travesty to justice and equality.

  • Now expect to see the GOP go after the courts in an even bigger way, looking to replace all judges with conservative, anti-union judicial activists. If it weren’t for Obama can you imagine who would be on the Supreme Court right now? This is a major reason to vote for Democrats that is rarely discussed.

    • Dmullins84

      And a great big AMEN to that Bart Grossman!!

  • I can’t wait to see their faces when they ask me for my voter ID. They aren’t getting it. Do I have one? I have several, but they will never see one.

  • Don

    Hey old_blu, this is the same voting base that allowed Bush to stay in office for eight years. What’s the problem? NOW it’s cheating? Why wasn’t it cheating back in 2000 and 2004? Hypocrite…

  • This is the right way of doing things.

  • ayayaboy

    When will Romney and the Republican party abandon dubious and dehumanization of ordinary people in America.

  • Voting is a right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The state must show a compelling interest in enacting laws that infringe upon that right. Here, apparently, the compelling interest was to make sure Democratic voters are unable to vote, in spite of the fact that there is no evidence of fraud. It’s sickening.

  • Mitt Romney recently said he had a “secret” that made him sure that he was going to win the Keystone State. But the secret has been out for a while/// what else is he but the true anti-christ romney . if he isnt cheating he,s stealing he,s just one evil POS *** SOB . he think the countrys a bunch of bain capl. ppl. where he can work his evil anti-christ ways thy shoulf have a fund for the one that takes care of him once and for all ending his evil ways . put the shara palin crosshairs on him and let the 9mm,s help the world

  • bcarreiro

    carma has its own way ……nothing you can do to protect yourself from that!!!

  • markmckennon

    GOP, please have some whipped cream with your humble pie.

    Freedom from disingenuous Voter ID “laws”, which is gonna allow President Obama to win the state of Pennsylvania… done.

  • Oldleatherneck

    I guess you people don’t want or allow any opposing opinions. You don’t want to hear truth or facts. I responded to Old Blu, and you didn”t post it. There was nothing objctionable about my tone or language, no profanity. YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.

    • old_blu

      I got your post in my email and responded back, and I see it when I go to it. I ask how many documented cases? I think it was only 10.

    • neece00

      The problem is, you wouldn’t know the truth if it hit you in the face. You guys are still saying that Romney is ahead in the polls. Wow

  • God don’t like ugly. Ya hear that, GOP? Stop being hateful and evil while claiming to be Christians. Maybe the good Lord might see things your way.

  • After the election would be a fair time to try to enact these laws not 60 or 90 days before a presidential election the Republican party knows it’s “candidate” is weak and will try and cheat to win an election. Besides I think it is all racially motivated and I’m a caucasian male and it sure is clear to me the GOP is still back in the civil war as the “GOOD OLD (BOYS) PARTY”.

    • Exactly, Terry. Its not that most people are against the whole ID thing. Its just the timing of it. Thats whats raising the eyebrows of election officials, and patriotic law abiding judges.

      So fellow Americans, Go do your patriotic duty on November 6th and don’t worry about being supressed by dictatorship republicans. Your right, guaranteed under the US Constitution is upheld still. Freedom still rings in our great country.

  • THIS IS A GOOD DAY I AM SO HAPPY WITH THE RULING MADE IN PENNSYLVANIA
    THESE GOPS ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO STEAL THIS ELECTION AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THIS HAPPEN THIS IS A FREE COUNRTY AND WE HAVE OUR RIGHTS
    THIS IS JUST A BLESSED DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pitch1934

    It seems that the majority of vote related frud has been perpetrated by the conservatives.

  • Mimi2kool

    It is funny that the GOP cries loudest about voter fraud, when they have been deliberately trying to perpetrate just that. Hypocrites par excellence.

  • Taoceti

    If a legitimate voter has been denied his voting rights, there awaits a gold mine for lawyers. The denied voter can sue the Govt. entity for violation of rights and be monetarily compensated, even if the winner happens to be the person the voter prefers.
    The vote deniers are bloody fools who don’t know what they are getting into.

  • Despite the Court(s) – ARE WE GOING TO HAVE OUR OWN AMERICAN KRISTALLNACHT, MESSRS ROMNEY AND RYAN?

    Now, more than throughout the Cold War, we MUST remember….. “Eternal Vigilance is the PRICE of Freedom!” – and this, sadly, against THE ENEMY WITHIN!

  • It is a victory of sorts. The legal battle and uncertainty still would have gone a long way to suppress the vote in Pennsylvania and else where. As a former member of the armed services I find it very distressing that the Republican Party would initiate a national drive to suppress the vote.

  • So, you guys would rather that illegals (including your bald-faced LIAR messiah BO), felons (including your bald-faced LIAR messiah BO), dead people, dogs (including your bald-faced LIAR messiah BO), people voting MORE THAN ONCE, and cats vote in our elections? You deserve whatever you get. Let’s see how you like how your taxes will massively increase come 01/01/2013. ARE YOU READY? All courtesy of your LIAR messiah BO.

    THE FACTS!:

    Yep, he LIED right to your faces about not raising taxes on middle income (soon to be extinct) families. You will either be homeless and POOR or rich. There’s no in between. Your taxes are set to increase by THOUSANDS of dollars that you don’t have come January 1st. We’ll see how much you love him then! But it will be too late because you did not research.

    Your healthcare benefits from your job is now considered INCOME that you will pay TAXES on. Where will you get the money for it since it is money that never passes through your hands? Will it be the money you allotted for food, clothing, electricity, natural gas to heat your homes? You are FOOLS! Pull your heads out NOW!

    Are you ready for your healthcare to be rationed? It’s already started! Open your freaking eyes about this LIAR for crying out loud! He’s been called out and caught NUMEROUS times about his incessant psychopathic sociopathic LYING. And you support this? You are enemies of the USA with your blindness in fairytale land. Maybe you care more for your FREE PHONES that I help pay for than you do about our beloved country and saving it from utter ruin by this illegal immigrant psychopath.

    You have no idea, because you refuse to do your research, what he has done to you. You are drunk and mesmerized on his bitter koolaid vetch. And for the record, I don’t like Mittens either. They are ALL corrupt liars, whores and thieves on BOTH sides of the aisle!

    • Spoken like a true parrot of Rush Limballs.

  • S-3

    Let’s just see what the good people of PA do with this blessing – seeing outside of urban areas, most people in this state are very conservative voters. I can only hope none of them vote for those who only want to give trying to give more to the rich and ruin our enviornment for BS reasons (all in the name of fixing the economy or some noise like that!), to put my opinion on this simply…

  • We should not stop there. The GOP powers are not finished. It is their single most purpose to take control of this election by hook or by crook. Make sure your registration is straight. Have your ID checked and updated. Make sure that everything is in order so that when you step up to the polls, there will be no obstacles in your way. Don’t wait until election day to have someone tell you, :Sorry, you can’t vote. Tour papers are not correct.” It’ll be too late then.

    • If they were really worried about voter fraud, they could spend the time from November 7, checking all voter registrations. Also, in Florida, they found the registration company, hired by GOP, throwing away Democrat registrations. They have no right asking who you are going to vote for when the register you. They fired that company that was reorganized by the same man and they hired them again this year. After they fired them, that time, they hired Choice Point and ordered them to purge the registrations. It was strange that all the people purged were Democrats. And when the disinfranchised got together a group to go to Washington to complain, Choice point said they only erred on 15% and that is an allowable margin of error.

  • peteserb

    It is highly illogical to assume that anyone could be disenfranchised by the voter ID law. I would wager that everyone who works for the memo would have a picture ID. Virtually everyone in The USA has a photo ID. Only the left wants people to commit voter fraud. Then the memo accuses the conservatives of bad intentions. Only the democrats stoop so low on a consistent basis. Shame on the Memo!!!!!!!

    • Del WS

      Though they are deceased now, if they were still alive, three of my relatives would not have had photo IDs. They were from a time when a lot of women didn’t drive. Also a lot of lower income people don’t have photo IDs. Not everyone in this country drives or travels abroad.

  • rodeo_man32

    Im a Democrat but I see nothing wrong with a photo I.D. We have to have one to drive, Buy Beer, Get into a night club, and so on. I have a problem with Illegals getting to vote, I dont want Obama to win like that. Im poor but heck I got a photo I.D. lol

  • The Republicans went so far that even the Republican Judges could not say that their suppression of people’s voting rights was ok. They made it almost impossible for some people to vote. I like the story of the 10 nuns in Indana who could not vote since that had no driver’s licenses. Even though they had lived in the U.S. their whole lives. But of course, everyone knows that nuns are commies since they live in a commune and work for charities. We cannot have them voting.

  • tsue_Yang

    Mitt Romney is only the liar, vote whatever they want

  • tsue_Yang

    Only the drug addicted voted for Mitt Romney, the person who understand their future will never look into the Liar Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney statements. Everything that he said were unrealistic.

  • ococoob

    Yeah!!!!!

  • Lies; not working Cheating; not working Stealing; not working. What is a right wing nut job to do?

  • That is why we have an independent judiciary. It is traditional American political chicanery to steal the oppositions votes and inflate your own. “Landslide Lyndon” Johnson seems to have won at least one Congressional election with a “lost” ballot box that was “found” after everything else was counted with just enough votes for him in it to win. Benjamin Harrison’s campaign manager famously thanked God that Harrison would never know what they did to win. Parties in sufficient power always pass electoral laws that intend to secure their victory in the next. Thankfully, it is no longer legal to pay voters for their votes. There will be two years after this election to the next, enabling almost everyone who wants to vote next time to get the appropriate ID in time. As it is, photo voter ID solves a problem that does not exist, whereas false registration has appeared as a real problem, again, and no new law to deal with that have even been proposed.

  • boon3456

    Pretty pathetic requiring actual photo i.d. proof of who you are to entitle you to vote. Isn’t your word good enough any more? We should adopt this guideline for boarding aircraft. If you want to travel and don’t yet have a passport and there may not be “sufficient time now remains to attain the goal of liberal access” so simply telling the TSA agent who you are should suffice. If you travel with a friend you can simply vouch for each other. I like the judge’s thinking. Obviously a big Republican plot because obviously only Republicans have access to the DMV, post office or wherever else you can obtain a photo i.d.

  • Honestly, I feel that the dishonesty of the GOP candidate needs to be dealt with, this is absurd !! Charges need to be filed and people need to be ARRESTED !! What gives these people the right to even think about doing these kinds of things?!?! Yesterday, it was the GOP paid 3.1 million dollars to hire a company to do Voter Registration Fraud!! When the guy was found out about, he simply changed the name of the company. They were registering dead people and changing the addresses on mail-in ballots for the Democrats! Is this the ONLY way the GOP thinks they will be able to win the election?? Is this the type of people we want running OUR COUNTRY?!? I say, DISQUALIFY the GOP, Election OVER !!

  • November, it’s time to do even more than bring jobs home. Let’s bring home the Politicians who are supporting this kind of behavior!! The same ones who support the privileged and the powerful over the interests of working men and women !!

  • THE COURT ACTION IN PENN STATE IS THE BEST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS MAKES THE PLAYING FIELD MORE LEVEL FOR ALL INVOLVED. IF A MAN HAS TO CHEAT TO BECOME PRESIDENT DOESNT THAT TELL THE PEOPLE SOMETHING ABOUT HIM. THE WHOL REPUBLICAN PARTY IS ALL SCREWED UP BECAUSE OF GREED AND HATRED. THE PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN THEY DONT HAVE THE INTEREST OF THE COUNTRY. THEY HAVE PROVEN THAT BY THE LIES THEY TELL AND THEY HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN MANY LIES ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND THE WORST THING THEY HAVE DONE IS DISRESPECTED THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. GOP==IT IS TIME TO COME TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY. LEAVE YOUR HATRED AND DISLIKES AT HOME AND BE THE MEN THAT YOU PARENTS RAISED YOU TO BE==LIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA. HE HAS BEEN A REAL MAN =NO MATTER HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE DISREPECTED HIM AND HE IS STILL DOING HIS BEST TO DO THE JOB HE WAS ELECTED TO DO=HE IS NOT PERFECT BUT HE CERTAINLY HAS DONE WHAT HE COULD= AND WITHOUT THE HELP OF THIS US CONGRESS= THINK WHAT HE COULD HAVE DONE IF CONGRESS HAD WORKED WITH HIM= WAKE UP AMERICA WE VE GOT GOT THE BEST THERE IS= NO QUESTION ABOUT IT== SUPPORT PRESIDENT OBAMA OR YOU WILL BE REALLY REALLY SORRY (MEDICARE= SOCIAL SECURITY AND MANY OTHER THINGS YOU HAVE WORKED FOR MAY LEAVE WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA LEAVES. THINK ABOUT IT BUT YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR THE MAN THAT HAS HELPED ALL HOME OWNERS AND ALL AMERICANS= PRESIDENT OBAMA.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Breaking news:

      Ryan on video 6 months ago…google it

    • Roger, what you say is right. All caps on the internet means you are shouting and all caps is hard to read.

  • IDs are fine as long as t he law was past at least 6 months to a year before an election, not 60 to 90 days before an election and especially when someone says that the election for Romney win in Pennsylvania is DONE. This to me is very suspicious and questionable as to the reasons behind it.

  • I am very excited about the decision, it is a great day for PA.

    That said I just want to point out how important it is to continue the work of rooting out all those who would skew the democratic process. We have to start right at the local level and root out corruption root out racism root out discrimination, this is the land of the FREE everyone needs to be included and evryone deserves a voice.

    We the people must do this. We have to keep at it long after BO is reelected. We have to give him a Democratic house by 2014. This is our number one priority as voters, otherwise he will be stonewalled by the tea bagging punks that ruined his first term.

    Wher ever you can make a difference go for it.

  • jimmiethec

    And that’s one more good reason why government regulation is soooo necessary! To thwart the rapacious right’s ultimate goal of turning the U.S. into a plutocracy!

  • aeduran

    If you LIBTARDS would read the ending of the story, the Judge doesn’t actually strike down the law. And also there’s a little place called the U.S. Supreme court, that will have the final say, and they said it will be the first case on the docket. So I wouldn’t celebrate just yet if I were you.

    • Oh here we go again with the name calling ” Libtards” and the BS about the US Supreme court will rule in our favor since it leans conservative.

      Didn’t you people also state the ACA would be struck down also because of that same philosophy, and it backfired too.
      Just as this will. Yes they may take up this case first on their docket..But most likely won’t rule on it till after the elections.

      FREEDOM in this country still rings for now.

  • msrita

    They were going after Dems for Voter fraud to cover up what they were doing. Registering on Repunks singing forms and but the Recorders Office is not stupid. They will follow the Voters Rights Act.

  • kapockz

    Why would requiring ID to vote help Republicans? Do you mean to imply that Democrat voters are too lazy to get ID or that they do not know how to get ID?

    • Too late and too close to the election date – Alot of people dont have time to aquire the required documents, etc. Did you realize it takes upto 2 to 3 months to just get a copy of your birth certificate, depending on the state.

      Some people are not aware that during this presidential cycle ( next 4 years ) that the US SUPREME COURT has 2 justices retiring? That means that whoever is president will get to choose those two new justices. Thats why the repubs want in so badly..so they can keep the US Supreme court on the conservative side. plus their hatred towards americans having heath care coverage, so they want to toss thousands back off of basic heath care.

      Now just how American is that?

  • daniel bostdorf

    aeduran:
    quoting the article:

    “he Nation’s Ari Berman recently told The National Memo that the law was designed to fight a “phantom menace”: The state of Pennsylvania, which passed a voter ID law in 2012 that was purportedly designed to stop in-person voter fraud, admitted in a recent court filing: “there have been no investigations or prosecutions of in-person voter fraud in Pennsylvania; and the parties do not have direct personal knowledge of any such investigations or prosecutions in other states….” Mike Turzai, the Republican House Leader in Pennsylvania, famously revealed the true intention of the law at a Republican State Committee meeting earlier this year: “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania… done.”

    aeduran:
    “This victory for the Voting Rights Act is one of several that have severely dampened the GOP’s apparent strategy of limiting access to the polls for Obama voters.”

    The article is about the GOP attempting to legally impose voter suppression, that was deemed by the court to be inappropriate for this election.

    The decision does allow poll workers to ask for an ID when it is NOT mandatory. And it also defers final judgement until next year.

    ****Now—where did you get your little gem of a lie:
    “And also there’s a little place called the U.S. Supreme court, that will have the final say, and they said it will be the first case on the docket. ”

    First case on what docket?
    Are you reading SCOTUS website?
    No you are not.

    Sounds like Rush Limbaugh idea?

    Be careful with promulgating mis-information, lies and distortions ok?
    You show your true colors with the “LIBTARDS” comment. This comment tells us your motivations. And these motivations are basically a “bumper sticker” mentality that can only conjure up maybe a sentence that someone else created.

    Please go to your library and read the 13 volume set of Will and Ariel Durant’s “History of Civilization,” and get back to us when you have a sense of voter suppression history for over 2500 years…

    Finally….I leave you with a lesson from history about people who lie and are propagandists for the right wing.

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (likeFox FAUX News, Limbaugh, Beck and Rove believe)

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “****Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

  • Wow ! This Judge Robert Simpson, in ruling that ID cannot be required in order for Pennsylvanians to vote in the upcoming November 6 election, “though poll workers can still ask for it” , has shown that he does NOT possess any judicial restraint and no “street smarts” at all !!!
    He is another USEFUL IDIOT like the majority of the people that ” post”, and congratulate each other (” Well said, dominick !” ) on this cesspool of useful idiots and nincompoops called The National Memo.
    None of you ” posters” here (and now this idiot judge) have enough of something called “common sense” to reconize/understand that the argument to the effect that “voter fraud has never been prevalent” (” 10 cases?”, one idiot posted) is a complete FALLACY: This FALLACY has been ” accepted” as truth, NOT because very few illegal/unregistered voters cast illegal votes, BUT because voter fraud, once the vote has been cast and the illegal voter is out of the polling place, IS DAMN HARD AND PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO CATCH AND PROSECUTE!! DUH !!
    Considering this absolute difficulty, and considering the fact that we have a president who will do ANYTHING to get re-elected, and so many useful idiots who want to help him, can any intelligent person out there (excluding, of course, the idiot Judge) honestly believe that it is a good thing that ANYBODY who shows to vote can do so ??!!!
    If you are going to answer this post, and to me it is not important that anybody answer it, stick to refuting my premises/facts and skip your IDIOTIC “what planet are you from?”

    DUH!!

  • The PA court judge acted accordingly. While I have zero issues with the ID. I do agree with the judge that there was something very wrong that the republicans pushed this thru so late and too close to the elections. Its clearly an attempt at voter supression / fraud. But they can make it a requirement for the 2014 midterms comming up after this general election. By then no one will have an excuse to not have ID.

    Nice try subverting, the guaranteed by the constitution, peoples right to vote Repubbies. You cannot say people really are against it, Its just you didn’t give adequate time for people to meet your dictatorship ways and got busted AGAIN.
    1st time – SEC – Florida.
    2nd time – Colorado woman cauf=ght on tape supression to register all voters.
    3rd time – California and your people fined and 1 even sent to jail.

    Patriotic Americans will soon lose faith in your party. Your real intentions are clearly UN-American.

  • Rosa Jordan

    I do believe justice will prevail, especially as those who believe, truly believe in prayer will pray.

  • ace

    Yes and all the dead one also thanks to a lowlife Liberal Judge .

  • ace

    If you are too lazy to get a picture you are too damd lazy to go vote you can not do any thing now with out a picture Id for a reason and that is top make sure it is legal but the DNC could less if it is legal or not just so they can win any way the can Crooks .

  • Janet Ramos

    good….these thieving crooked arzzzzzzzzzzzz….Republicans will try every nasty trick in the book…while still trying to creat more havoc…..STAND UP AMERICA VOTE 2012….

  • Janet Ramos

    Sorry but We rarely even hear liberals….only REPUBLICAN LIARS…Thank you very much…

  • grammylynn

    The books were cleared and cleaned up before Obama was elected there were names that had been on the books of people who had moved out of the area or died within a 2o yr period I wonder why there was nothing said in those yrs. The Dems cleaned up the mess. Not the repubs.

  • So acorn and other leftist orgaizations will ensure voter fraud.

    • daniel bostdorf

      No they won’t. Your lying.

      This article has nothing to do with accord or “leftist” groups. It’s about Republican leadership trying to get voter suppression.

      They lost i Pennsylvania and other states….

      Quoting the article:

      “Mike Turzai, the Republican House Leader in Pennsylvania, famously revealed the true intention of the law at a Republican State Committee meeting earlier this year: “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania… done.””

      Richard–Dick–You sound exactly like Rush Limbaugh….he essentially stated the same thing awhile ago, along with foxFAUXnews.

      Do you have any new ideas?
      Or are you a propagandist simply mimicking right wing lies and promulgating the Republican fascist agenda?

      Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels said it best:

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (likeFox FAUX News, Limbaugh, Beck and Rove believe)

      or as Adolph Hitler stated:
      “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

      Keep lying to us Richard—Dick….

  • veradavis1

    And we thought racism had been eliminated. All it took for the election of a black president for this country to let you know how they truely feel. I believe that everyone has the the right to cast their vote and let’s protect the rights of everyone. To consitute a voter law in place to prevent a group of people from voting is unconsitutional.

    So the news from PA is good for us all.

    How dare people try to steal an election by refusing to allowing some people their right to vote!!!!!