U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, shared the following comments Wednesday on the court ruling that upheld the states Voter ID law:
Unfortunately, I think what the affect of that legislation might be is that people who have voted their whole lives, especially some senior citizens, many of whom have fought on behalf of our country in war, they built our economy, they raised families, they did all the things we asked people to do, including voting, and some may be denied the right to vote.
I hope that doesnt happen. If the ruling (Wednesday) stands, the appeal doesnt change it, weve got to take every step possible, every step necessary, to get people to have identification so they can vote on election day.
Any barrier to voting is bad for Pennsylvania and bad for the country. So I hope that if today is the final word, we come together as one state and make sure we dont take any steps that prevent people from voting. I hope people in both parties can have that attitude.