New filing in Pennsylvania voter ID suit
May 15, 2012By Will Black for NewsWorks
Remember that lawsuit filed to stop Pennsylvania's voter ID law? Well now there's a suit to keep it.
Eight Pennsylvanian residents have entered into the ongoing voter identification suit by filing a motion in order to ensure that the legislation designed to reduce voter fraud takes effect for the upcoming November elections.
Led by Republican Rep. Thomas Killion of Chester, the group — consisting of two registered Democrats and six Republicans — is attempting to block action from the law's opponents, who want the ID law overturned in time for the November election.
Issued a week after the ACLU, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and others filed suit on behalf of 10 plaintiffs, the 64-page filing provides foreshadowing of the sort of conflicts that are sure to ensue regarding the new law over the next several months. The Inquirer has the full details.
Calling the ACLU-led suit “overbroad and inappropriate," the would-be intervenors have aligned themselves with arguments that the state will likely make in defense of the law.
A Sept. 10 hearing is planned.