Closing Arguments Set in Voter ID Case [UPDATE]

Closing arguments in the case concerning Pennsylvania’s new Voter ID law are set to begin Thursday morning. A vote-fraud expert from Rutgers recently testified that the law isn’t necessary in Pennsylvania because voter fraud is extremely rare. The deputy city commissioner testified that the law would cause “tension, stress and delays” at polling places, especially considering the high turnout expected because of the presidential election. [Inquirer]

UPDATE: The Commonwealth Court judge presiding over the case expects to give a ruling the week of August 13th. Both sides have said they’re prepared to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. [Inquirer]