Pa. voter ID law sent back to lower court

Updated

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled to return the state’s controversial voter ID law to a lower court, so that it can assess whether alternate ID cards are sufficiently accessible to voters. The Supreme Court said the lower must suspend the law if “liberal access” to IDs is not ensured, or if voter disenfranchisement will result.

It’s unclear exactly what this means for the prospects of the law, which voting rights advocates fear could disenfrahcnise up to 750,000 Pennsylvanians. But according to Think Progress: “It appears much more likely today than it did yesterday that Pennsylvania’s voter ID law will not be in effect this November.”

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Pa. voter ID law sent back to lower court

Updated