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Pa. State Rep Metcalfe Speaks On Strikedown Of Voter ID Law

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Dom Giordano spoke with Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about a court ruling Friday that strikes down the Commonwealth’s voter identification law.

Metcalfe was harsh in his reaction to Judge Bernard McGinley’s decision, saying he thwarted the will of the people, “just by his incompetence in making a ruling and negligence in carrying out his duty.”

One of Metcalfe’s complaints stems from the timing of the ruling and its proximity to Pennsylvania’s primary season.

“By dragging it out like this, he’s pushing it to the end of the Corbett term when, according to activist judicial ruling and the philosophical disagreements that he obviously has with making sure people are who they say they are when they show up to vote, [and] by striking down voter ID in Pennsylvania, he was just trying to set us up for a lack of time to appeal to the Supreme Court while we have an administration who might actually do that,” Corbett told Giordano during the interview.

Giordano asked Metcalfe what would be the reaction of the State Supreme Court and Chief Justice Ron Castille, if the Governor Tom Corbett decides to appeal today’s ruling. Metcalfe responded that, “he [Castille] should be intimately familiar with the shenanigans that play out in Philadelphia politics with trying to influence elections in a fraudulent manner. He should be with the people on this decision, the majority of people that believe showing an ID is not an undue burden if you expect to exercise that all important right of choosing who is going to govern you.”

Metcalfe was certain that the law does meet reasonable standards and that, “any logical judge would believe that the state has a specific interest in insuring people are who they say they are and to not do so is to disenfranchise the legally cast votes of every other citizen in the state.”

To listen to the full interview, click here.

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