The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Rave

September 14, 2012

Court should delay voter ID rules


It is simply no way to conduct an election, particularly when we are helping elect a new president.

The Supreme Court is occupied by three Republican and three Democratic justices after the suspension of Justice Joan Orie Melvin, a Republican who faces criminal charges. A 3-3 tie would affirm the lower court's decision to let the law stand.

With the voter identification law's impact so uncertain, the Supreme Court ought to order that the law's implementation be delayed until after the presidential election. There are simply too many unanswered questions.

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