Pennsylvania judge strikes down voter ID law

Pennsylvania judge strikes down voter ID law

A Democratic Pennsylvania judge struck down a controversial voter ID law Friday, setting the stage for a Supreme Court battle that could affect similar laws in other states, reported Reuters.

The law was passed by a Republican-led legislature (without any Democratic support) in 2012 and would require voters to present photo ID, but has yet to be implemented.

State judge Bernard McGinley said in the ruling the law “inescapably” encroaches on qualified electors’ right to vote.

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