Availability of Pa. photo ID will be court's focus

2:52 AM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- New arguments will be raised in court over whether Pennsylvania's law requiring voters to show photo identification should be in effect for this year's election.

Tuesday's hearing in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg is the latest chapter in a legal challenge to the 6-month-old law.

The state Supreme Court ordered the hearing and said the law can stand for the Nov. 6 election if the judge believes no registered voters will be prevented from casting a ballot. Otherwise, the high court says it should be halted.

The state's lawyers insist that every eligible voter will be able to get a state-issued ID card, as promised in the law. But the law's opponents say registered voters in need of a valid photo ID continue to be turned away at state ID centers.


By MARC LEVY, Associated Press

The Associated Press

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