Governor Corbett asks court to reverse voter ID decision

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 27, 2014 6:46 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Lawyers for Governor Corbett are arguing a judge made a host of mistakes in a decision more than a week ago throwing out the state's requirement that voters display photo identification.  

The legal team of private lawyers and the attorney general's office have filed 39 pages of post-trial arguments that ask for the law to be reinstated, the decision revised or a new trial ordered. 

The filing takes aim at how Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley came to his conclusions, saying he wrongly based his decision that the law was unconstitutional because of how it was implemented. 

If Corbett wins, he plans to ask that the law not be in place for this year's election, to avoid ``even the chance'' that voters may be confused.

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  • Larry img 2014-01-28 10:38

    This law was reversed by Judge McGinley because the state was not able to provide any proof of voter fraud.

    The voter ID law is an attempt to disenfranchise citizens in knowing some citizens are unable to obtain ID's and limiting or restricting ID's.

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