Democracy takes a big step forward before Election Day
The Kansas City Star
People should cheer for the courts and our democracy after a Commonwealth Court judge on Tuesday delayed Pensylvania’s voter ID requirement.
It means voters on Nov. 6 won’t have to show a photo identification card to cast ballots. That could work in President Barack Obama’s favor in that battleground state.
Republican dominated state legislatures have instituted voter ID requirements, saying its to combat voter fraud. However, little illegal voting has ever been detected.
People opposed to the new laws contend that voter IDs are a way to keep people who normally vote Democratic from casting ballots. They include the elderly, minorities and the poor.
Other courts fortunately are taking action against the photo ID requirements.