HARRISBURG, October 2, 2012 – - Senate Democratic Leader Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) issued the following statement in reaction to today’s decision by Commonwealth Court on the controversial voter ID law:
“In my view, the court’s decision is the correct one in blocking the voter ID law from taking effect this November. The court is trying to deal with an ill-conceived and short-sighted law.
“There has been so much controversy about this law, I still believe that some voters will not come out to vote fearing that they do not have the proper ID and therefore be disenfranchised.
“At the very least, the ruling means that voters will not be prevented from casting their votes and having them counted.
“Eligible voters should go and exercise their right to vote on Election Day and not worry about whether they have a photo ID. The whole controversy is a product of a short-sighted partisan political calculation. By not voting, partisanship wins so voters should not let that happen.”
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