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Judge throws out "Voter ID" for upcoming election

Submitted Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:20am by Andy Alm

PHILADELPHIA -- A judge is granting an injunction to temporarily halt Pennsylvania’s voter identification law.  It mandates every voter must present a photo ID at the polls.  Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson says he is not convinced voters will have equal access to photo IDs in time for the election.  Election officials will still be able to ask for a person’s ID at polling places.  This comes just five weeks ahead of the November presidential election.  Supporters say the law will prevent voter fraud and is upheld by the Constitution.  Opponents argue that it will suppress the vote among certain groups such as minorities.