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Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down by judge as unconstitutional

Pennsylvania voter ID law struck down by judge as unconstitutional

A Pennsylvania judge struck down the key portion of the state’s strict voter identification law, saying it unreasonably hinders people from exercising what is a fundamental right. In a 103-page ruling, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley held that the law's requirement that the state’s 8.2 million voters show photo identification before casting a ballot was unconstitutional. The law was passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and signed in 2012 by Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, despite the protest of every Democrat lawmaker. “Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal,” McGinley wrote in...

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