Official: "Georgia Ruling Won't Affect Alabama"

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Alabama's chief election official says a federal judge's decision blocking Georgia's voter identification law shouldn't have any impact in Alabama.

Secretary of State Nancy Worley says Alabama's voter ID law is much broader than Georgia's and allows many more forms of identification.

A federal judge issued a ruling today blocking use of Georgia's law, which allow only photo IDs.

U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy compared purchasing a photo ID to paying a poll tax to vote during the days of segregation.

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