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Corbett Asks Court To Reverse Decision On Voter ID

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(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Lawyers for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett say a judge made a host of mistakes in deciding to throw out the state’s requirement that voters display photo identification.

The team of private lawyers and the attorney general’s office on Monday filed 39 pages of post-trial arguments that ask for the law to be reinstated, the decision revised or a new trial ordered.

The filing says Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley wrongly decided the law was unconstitutional because of how it was implemented.

Corbett signed the bill in March 2012 despite the opposition of every Democrat in the legislature. It hasn’t been in effect because of the legal challenges.

If Corbett wins, he plans to ask that the law not be in place for this year’s election, to avoid “even the chance” that voters may be confused.

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