On Tuesday, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson blocked Pennsylvania's divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, "delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a ploy to defeat President Obama, and other opponents who said it would prevent the elderly and minorities from voting." The decision could be appealed to the state Supreme Court, though Simpson based his order on guidelines given to him just days ago by the high court justices. While Simpson's order prevents the law from going into effect for next month's election, it will still be allowed to go into full effect next year.
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