Fulton County judge denies voter ID challenge

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ATLANTA - A Fulton County judge on Friday ruled that Georgia voters will have to present a photo ID when casting a ballot in November's general election.

The ruling by Superior Court Tom Campbell rejected an effort by the Democratic Party of Georgia to toss out the law on grounds that it disenfranchised voters.

It means that all in-person voters must present valid, government-issued pohoto identification to cast a ballot.

Secretary of State Karen Handel, a Republican, said she applauded the ruling. The Democratic Party, meanwhile, has vowed to appeal.

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