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Judge strikes down Pennsylvania voter ID law

Allie Malloy (CNN)–A Pennsylvania judge on Friday struck down a law requiring voters in that state to show photo identification at the polls, stating the ...

Allie Malloy (CNN)–A Pennsylvania judge on Friday struck down a law requiring voters in that state to show photo identification at the polls, stating the requirement was an “unreasonable burden.”

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 but never went into effect because of the court case.

“Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal,” McGinley said in his ruling.