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Friday, January 17, 2014

Judge Strikes Down Voter ID Law

A Pennsylvania judge has struck down a law requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls, saying the requirement imposed "unreasonable burden" on voters and represented "a legislative disconnect from reality."

State Judge Bernard McGinley's ruling comes nearly two years after civil and voters' rights groups challenged the law, which Gov. Tom Corbett signed in March 2012. It never went into effect because of the court case.

Supporters contend the law would prevent voter fraud.

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