Casey Statement on Voter ID Appeal

Casey Statement on Voter ID Appeal

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on Governor Tom Corbett’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court’s decision:

“I’m disappointed in Governor Corbett’s decision to appeal the Commonwealth Court’s decision to invalidate this misguided and ill-conceived law. From the beginning, this law has been designed to prevent many Pennsylvanians from exercising their right to vote and has the potential to impact residents young and old, from urban and rural counties. Whenever Pennsylvania’s so-called ‘Voter ID’ law has been held to a test of basic fairness it’s failed. At a time when we need to encourage more people to vote in elections this law runs contrary to that goal. Historically, our Commonwealth has always moved to expand and encourage voting by our citizens. The Voter ID law would reverse much of the progress we’ve made over the years.”

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