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Witnesses to detail barriers to PA voter ID law

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 27, 2012 11:02 AM

drivers-license.jpg(Harrisburg) -- Lawyers challenging a new Pennsylvania law that requires voters to show photo identification are bringing to court people who have encountered hurdles in their effort to get a valid ID.

The law's opponents hope today's testimony persuades a judge to stop the law from taking effect in this year's election.

The hearing ordered by the state Supreme Court is the latest chapter in the legal challenge to the 6-month-old law. Justices say it must be halted before the upcoming election if a judge believes it'll prevent registered voters from casting ballots or if the state isn't ensuring free and easy access to valid ID cards.

State officials say only a small number of people need an ID to vote and the rules to get one now comply with court guidelines.

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