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Stories of voter ID hardship keep emerging in PA

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 26, 2012 1:31 PM

VoterID.jpg(Philadelphia) -- As a judge scrutinizes whether Pennsylvania's new photo ID law should stand, people are still confronting long lines and ill-informed clerks at driver license centers.

Stories from people who have traveled a long road to get a valid photo ID continued to emerge today, just a day after a Commonwealth Court judge warned he may issue an injunction.

John Coleman faced a two-plus hour wait Wednesday to get a photo ID at one downtown Philadelphia center. Another man, Patrick DiGiacomo, left after being told it'd be three hours.

Tunizia Brown says she's been to a Philadelphia center three times, and got an ID only after persuading a clerk to doublecheck that she's registered to vote.

Testimony resumes Thursday. A decision is due by Tuesday.

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