Supreme Court OKs Photo ID Requirement for Voters

Ruling upholds Indiana law critics charge will keep minorities from casting ballots
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 10:12 AM CDT
Election worker Barbara Jackson, right, holds open the curtain of a polling booth after helping Mary Faust vote in the Pennsylvania primary.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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(Newser) – The Supreme Court today upheld photo ID requirements for Indiana voters, the Justices’ most significant election-law ruling since Bush v. Gore—and one critics say could keep minorities and poor voters from voting in November. The 6-3 decision validated the country’s most arduous voting rules, though 20 states have ID laws; Reuters notes that the groups most disadvantaged tend to skew Democratic.