Before the voter ID law was put on hold, this Penndot Drivers License Center in Butler, Pa., displayed signs promoting the requirement for voters to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption itoggle caption Keith Srakocic/AP The Two-Way Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down January 17, 2014 The state's controversial law threatens the rights of hundreds of thousands of potential voters, a judge has ruled. His decision is almost sure to be appealed. Republicans champion the law, saying it's common sense to require such identification. Democrats say it targets minorities.