PA GOP Chairman Gleason Releases Statement Regarding Voter ID Ruling

Harrisburg — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement regarding the Commonwealth Court’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction on Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID legislation:

“I am disappointed by today’s ruling to postpone the full implementation of a commonsense reform that helps protect the sanctity of our electoral process. We shouldn’t have to wait for this commonsense reform to be enacted. With that being said, Voter ID is still Pennsylvania law, was found to be constitutional and we will work to encourage voters to bring their photo identification with them to the polls.

“Poll after poll has shown that Pennsylvanians from both political parties overwhelmingly support Voter ID legislation because, despite the empty rhetoric to the contrary, this legislation is still about ensuring one person, one vote. Our Party remains committed to the citizens of the Commonwealth and we will do all that we can to ensure free and fair elections.”