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Federal judge rules Wisc. voter ID law is unconstitutional

MILWAUKEE — A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter identification law Tuesday, declaring that a requirement that voters show a state-issued photo ID at the polls imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.

US District Judge Lynn Adelman sided with opponents of the law, who argued that low-income and minority voters are not as likely to have photo IDs or the documents needed to get them.

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