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Amid a chorus of loud criticism, a tough, new voter-identification law will take effect in Pennsylvania before November’s presidential election, after a judge on Wednesday refused to grant an injunction that would halt it. The law, championed by Republicans, requires each voter in the state to show a valid photo ID—a mandate that opponents say will make it harder for the elderly, disabled, poor, and young to vote. Those critics are also quick to point out that those demographics happen to be likely supporters of President Obama. An appeal to the state Supreme Court is expected be filed in the coming days.