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H.L. Mencken

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Voting Rights

Pennsylvania has enjoined part of the Voter ID law.

I'm too tired to make sense of the legalese, but basically if you fail to show an ID, you can still vote.  In Connecticut, if you have no voter ID, you sign an affidavit vowing that you are, indeed, who you say you are.  That allows for some scrutiny and accountability but does not disenfranchise legal voters.

I don't know if that's what the judge held, but if not, why not?

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