Elections get won when supporters actually show up at the polls and cast their votes. That's why the most important part of a campaign is GOTV (Get Out The Vote). In his first run for public office, which was for a state job, Patrick Kennedy accomplished GOTV by parachuting in his cousin John F. Kennedy Jr. Kennedy planted the celebrity near the voting areas and those showing up could have a photo taken with him.
Well, GOTV could be in disarray this election, at least in three states which had passed Photo-ID voting laws. In order to vote people would have to show that ID. In Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson struck down that law, reports Bloomberg. That follows the law also being tossed in Texas and Wisconsin. However, the problem is that the workers at the voting centers can still request ID.
Since the elderly and the low-income, usually Democratic voters, could be scared off or confused by this, they might not show up a the polls. That would mean that if conservatives pushed these original laws in the three states they would wind up accomplishing their Machiavellian intent of discouraging Democrats from showing up to vote.