HARRISBURG, March 14, 2012 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, Democratic chair of the state government committee, offers these comments about the passage of HB 934 and voter ID:

“While I’m disappointed that the state House has continued this march toward voter disenfranchisement, the battle is not over. The Constitutional right to vote is too important to institute disingenuous hurdles at the ballot box. Period.

“States that already have gone down this road have seen the error of their ways, as injunctions in Wisconsin and Texas demonstrate.

“In this economy, Pennsylvania simply doesn’t have the time, resources, or money to waste in this frivolous manner. But if the governor chooses to sign this flawed piece of legislation, there will be a lawsuit filed on behalf of those voters, who, though today eligible, tomorrow would not have their vote counted once HB 934 is enacted.”