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Christopher L. Broach is the Democratic judge of elections in small-town Colwyn Pennsylvania. Broach declared Wednesday morning, that he would not comply with the states new voter ID law. As of now, Broach is the only Pennsylvania elections official vowing not to follow the new voter ID law. His announcement comes less than one week after Pennsylvania admitted that they could not find one single case of voter fraud.

In a Wednesday morning email to the media, Broach wrote:

“I wanted to publicly acknowledge that as judge of elections in Precinct 1 of Colwyn Borough that I will not comply with the new voting laws as they are unconditional.”
In a follow up interview by the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday, Broach said,
“To ask me to enforce something that violates civil rights is ludicrous and absolutely something I am not willing to do.”
Broach claims that he is taking a stand, and that he plans to follow the requirements in Pennsylvania's old law, which only asks first-time voters to show identification, including non-photo forms.

Originally posted to Paddy Ryan on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 09:38 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKos Pennsylvania.

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