Discussion: What's the Fate of Pa.’s Voter ID Law?

Pennsylvania's new voter ID law has been challenged in court. What do you think? Should you be required to show identification to vote?


In March, Pennsylvania legislators passed a strict voter ID law, requiring all voters to show “acceptable" identification before voting. Voting rights groups challenged the law in court, arguing it’s unconstitutional.

The case concluded Thursday, and the judge will give his decision the week of Aug. 13.

What do you believe? Should you be required to show ID to vote? Why? Why not? Tell us in comments.

To get up-to-date on the controversy, Here’s .

Curmudgeon August 06, 2012 at 06:19 AM
Julia: See Article IV Section 2. "The Citiizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. Amendment IV refers to rights of citizens. Amendment XIX refers to the rights of citizens to vote in regard to sex. The Constitution makes reference to citizens throughout, not non citizens. But that aside, if paying taxes is your guideline for voting, 47% of Americans do not pay Federal Income taxes. Should they not be allowed to vote for Congress and the President? or do you have a rational for that. If I pay taxes in two states, should I be ablle to vote in those states. You see Julia, you have a set a guidelines you want, others have theirs. You refer to previous State laws that permitted resident aliens to vote, the also dissallowed women, had poll taxes for Blacks, reading tests etc. They could have been wrong and changed their laws to relect that.
Michael J. August 06, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Curmudgeon, I like your point. If you don't pay taxes, you don't vote. Those that don't pay taxes are the ones being pandered to by the left. "If you don't vote for me, they will take away your government paid insurance, housing, food, whatever"
John Prutzman August 06, 2012 at 03:25 PM
SAD... BUT UNFORTUNATELY TRUE, 'THE GAME', OUR 2-PARTY SYSTEM, which is sometimes interfered by ‘an independent’ running! Very few of our politicians… PERHAPS THE ULTIMATE DOWN-FALL OF OUR COUNTRY… actually represent us, as obviously now being proven. We vote for them but they ultimately help the money contributors... millionaires and businesses... who paid for their promotions and advertising! As even attempted with getting the Supreme Court involved, this will not change. The only thing you can do is NEVER RE-ELECT A POLITICIAN... UNLESS YOU KNOW HE IS HELPING YOU AND NOT THE BIG MONEY!! Also, re-electing a President is not a good idea as he will be a 'lame duck'... nothing to loss and only more money to gain from favors to his contributors... UNLESS HE HAS PROVEN HIMSELF WITH POSITIVE RESULTS FOR 'WE THE PEOPLE'...!!
Smedley August 07, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Smyrna your last post is pathetic. "its what we got. You and I have to deal with. there is no effective way to change it or substition for it." I can just imagine you saying that to George Washington, Gandi, Nelson Mandela, or Martin Luther King. It's a two party system because the two parties are so greedy, so corrupt, so evil they even won't let anyone else run. They rant and rave about each other and make you believe you have the choice of freedom and democracy. The two parties are really one party with two heads. I don't buy it. I won't vote for them. One thing is for sure. They won't control everything forever. Come over from the dark side and vote for a real person. Not a corporation disguised as a human being.
JohnHerald August 07, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Matter of fact, Pennsylvania's voter ID law is considered one of the strictest in the nation. Matter of fact, it's not great journalism to characterize issues by terms that could be considered flattering or unflattering, particularly if you are seeking comments.


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