1427FW: Group Urges 'No' Vote on PA Justices
- Oct 30, 2013
Thank you to Donna Ellingsen for forwarding this to me! Lois
On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:32 PM, Independence Hall Tea Party PAC <getsmarty@...> wrote:
Independence Hall Tea Party PAC
For Immediate Release
Contact: Don Adams, 215.620.3055
Cort Rosholt, 609.354.8767
Group Urges 'No' Vote on Retention of PA Supreme Court Justices
Ron Castille and Max Baer; Says Justices Stopped Implementation of Voter ID;
Urges Voters to Say 'No' to Judges who said 'No' to Voter ID
Philadelphia (October 30, 2013) -- The Independence Hall Tea Party PAC is urging a 'No' vote on retention of PA Supreme Court Justices Ron Castille (R) and Max Baer (D) in Tuesday's November 5, 2013 election due to their failure to uphold the Voter ID law enacted by the Pennsylvania Assembly and signed by Governor Tom Corbett (R).
"We are in the process of contacting over 170 Tea Party and Patriot groups across Pennsylvania to ask that they join us in urging the rejection of Justices Ron Castille and Max Baer for their role in obstructing the implementation of the Voter ID law in both the 2012 and 2013 Pennsylvania Primary and General Elections," said PAC President, Don Adams.
According to Pennsylvania law, Chief Justice Ron Castille, age 69, is required to retire from the Supreme Court upon his 70th birthday.
"The PAC is urging voters to give both justices an early retirement for thwarting the will of the people and Pennsylvania law by refusing to implement Voter ID.
"Polls consistently show that Pennsylvanians favor Voter ID by overwhelming margins. A September 2012 Quinnipiac/NY Times/CBS Poll showed that 62% of Pennsylvanians approve the law, while 35% oppose.
Additionally, 99% of those interviewed stated that they possessed a state issued photo identification and 1% did not," said Adams.
"Despite these figures, the PA Supreme Court, with the votes of both Justices Castille and Baer, has seen fit to obstruct Voter ID implementation in four election cycles by twice remanding that a lower court review the law's merit, with specific stipulations of the high court, based on a questionable legal challenge.
"The PA Supreme Court did not even have the courage to rule on the law itself.
Instead, it is hiding behind the rulings of lower court judges.
"This is completely unacceptable behavior and the voters of Pennsylvania will have a chance to say 'No' to the Justices who said 'No' to Voter ID."
"Undoubtedly, Justices Castille and Baer will spend a small fortune on the retention vote. We will be limited to word of mouth and free social media.
But since 2013 is a low turnout election year, and voters, in general, are not in a good mood, we hope to prevail.
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