2014-01-17T185955Z_1_CBREA0G1GRZ00_RTROPTP_2_USA-CAMPAIGN-VOTERID

Pennsylvania judge strikes down state's voter ID law

People fill the waiting area of a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation office in Philadelphia as they wait to get a voter ID card.(Reuters) – A Pennsylvania judge struck down the state’s controversial voter identification law on Friday, ruling it is unconstitutional and would disenfranchise voters. The law requiring Pennsylvania residents to present photo identification has been the subject of heated debate since it was passed in March 2012 by a Republican-led legislature. The state of Pennsylvania has acknowledged there has never been a case of in-person voter fraud, according to court testimony. “Today was a good day to be a Pennsylvania voter,” said Michael Rubin, one of the attorneys who sued to stop the law from taking effect.

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