Voter ID law injunction scrutinized

    Legal experts are considering a possible impact of an injunction of the voter ID law that would require those without proper identification to vote provisionally — many saying such a move would introduce chaos into the election in November.

    It’s still unclear how many people don’t have the proper ID necessary to vote under the law.So, if those without ID in November were only able to vote by casting provisional ballots, it’s unclear how many ballots that would be.

    Kathy Goldman, an attorney in the Republican National Lawyers Association, says she doubts many people would have to vote provisionally under such a scenario.”What I’m concerned about, frankly, is that as a protest to the voter ID law people will intentionally not bring their photo identification but instead choose to demand a provisional ballot,” she said.The Commonwealth Court judge in the voter ID case has not yet made his ruling on whether he’ll block the law.That’s due Tuesday. But he has suggested he may issue a very focused injunction that upholds most of the law and simply requires those without ID to vote by provisional ballot — allowing those ballots to be counted, even if voters don’t produce proper ID later.

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