Pennsylvania Voter ID Requirement Struck Down

www.huffingtonpost.com Published: January 18, 2014
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A state judge has ruled that Pennsylvania can’t require voters to show ID at the polls.

Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said Friday that the photo identification requirement at the center of Pennsylvania’s controversial 2012 voter ID law “unreasonably burdens the rights to vote” guaranteed by the state constitution. He ordered the commonwealth to stop enforcing the requirement.



A coalition of civil-rights groups challenged the requirement in court last summer after Republican lawmakers passed it and Gov. Tom Corbett signed it into law in 2012.

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