Controversy continues over Pennsylvania’s new law requiring photo ID at the polls. Now, one elections judge in Delaware County says he will not enforce it.
Christopher Broach of Colwyn Borough told the Delaware County Daily Times he will not check IDs at his polling place to protest the law he considers unconstitutional. That’s currently a matter under consideration in Harrisburg hearings on the ACLU’s challenge to the law.”I’m disappointed that an elected official would take that kind of stand that they’re not going to enforce a law,” said Ron Ruman, a spokseman for the Pennsylvania Department of State.Election judge is an elected position. The Department of State has no enforcement powers but will refer cases to law enforcement. Violations could mean fines and even prison time.