No ID, No Vote, Ctd

Sep 28 2012 @ 6:38pm

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania state judges will issue a verdict on the GOP's voter ID law. The Economist notes that a "final irony looms":

Perhaps half of all those without identity cards were not likely to vote anyway, says Terry Madonna of Franklin and Marshall College, a pollster and political sage. Among the rest of the population, the idea that Republicans are trying to suppress black and low-income votes has energised the Democratic base like "rocket fuel", to quote the chairman of the state Democrats, Jim Burn. In short, the voter ID law could end up being a net positive for the Democrats.

Doug Mataconis thinks the judge won't uphold the PA law.