Judge Halts PA Voter-ID Law

    Gloria Gilman holds a sign during the NAACP voter ID rally to demonstrate the opposition of Pennsylvania's new voter identification law, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania's Supreme Court justices are scheduled to hear arguments over whether a new law requiring each voter to show valid photo identification poses an unnecessary threat to the right to vote.  (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

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    A judge has halted a law that required voters in Pennsylvania to show ID. While an appeal is possible, the six-month-old law won't be in effect for the presidential election. Republicans say such a law is necessary to avoid fraud, with one top official saying that it may have helped Romney win Pennsylvania. Republicans are currently behind in polls in the state, which holds 20 electoral votes.

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