Attorney General Kathleen Kane has stated that the decision on whether to appeal the overturn of Voter ID will be the Governor’s. Last week, Judge McGinley found that implementation efforts were insufficient to ensure free and fair elections, but also that the voter ID law is unconstitutional. When the ruling came out, many turned to Kane for her decision on whether to appeal the ruling. She served as co-counsel to the Governor and Secretary of the Commonwealth along with an outside firm commissioned by the Office of General Counsel. Today, Kane’s office released a statement saying that “To avoid further public confusion, Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane clarifie[d] that decision to appeal voter ID court ruling rests solely with Governor and Secretary of the Commonwealth.”
Her office also noted that when she took office a year ago, she expressed concern with the implementation of the Voter ID law, but went ahead with its legal defense.
Kane’s deference to Corbett on the appeal decision is an effort to preempt criticism from Democrats who have been outspoken against the Voter ID law.
Full Article: Kane Will Defer to Corbett on Voter ID | PoliticsPA.