A Pennsylvania commonwealth judge issued a partial injunction on Tuesday that will likely block voter ID laws from the state’s November election.
But the issue is far from over.
To be sure, the state’s Voter ID law isn’t dead, and a higher court could overturn the ruling. And there was no ruling on the constitutionality of the law.
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Judge Robert E. Simpson Jr. faced a Tuesday deadline from the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court to decide if he found any possible disenfranchisement cases related to the application of the law.
Simpson issued what amounts to a temporary, partial injunction that remains in effect until December.
Bottom line: For now, voters in Pennsylvania without valid photo ID cards don’t have to apply for free ID cards from the state. When they go to the polls in November, they will still be asked for a photo ID card. If they don’t have one, they can vote using a paper provisional ballot. ...