PHILADELPHIA, May, 30, 2012 — The ruling from Judge Robert Simpson in last week’s hearing decided against state Rep. Tom Killion (R-Chester) and others in their attempt to intervene and insert their complaint into the voter ID lawsuit filed by the ACLU, NAACP, League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and others.

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams commented to latest development in the Pennsylvania voter ID lawsuit:

“I’m pleased that the court is focusing on the merits of the arguments and not outside distractions by those who would dismiss or distort the severity of the issues posed by this hastily enacted, fundamentally flawed voter ID law. We need to put every effort into ensuring that every legal citizen has free and full access to the ballot, not waste time and dishonor our democracy by devising unnecessary restrictions in efforts to manipulate specific outcomes.”