The legal director for Voter Action and co-counsel for the plaintiffs, John Bonifaz, said, "This is a huge victory for the voters of Pennsylvania. This ruling will ensure that many voters across Pennsylvania will not be disenfranchised when voting machines break down on Election Day."
The lawsuit followed numerous reports during Pennsylvania's April primary of long lines when electronic voting machines became inoperable at their polling sites and that election officials were not providing emergency paper ballots when voting machines malfunctioned. The reports revealed that many voters left their polling locations without casting their votes. It’s clear this is a much needed change for next Tuesday. Congratulations to the state of Pennsylvania!