Pennsylvania

Pa. voter ID judge hears from frustrated voters

A former Northampton County judge weighing whether to stop a new Pennsylvania law requiring voters to show photo identification will weigh testimony from people who told of making numerous trips to driver license centers to confront clerks confused by complicated ID requirements.

The law's opponents hope Thursday's testimony persuades Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson that the state isn't making photo IDs easy to access, or that there's a danger of someone losing the ability to vote. More testimony was expected.

The state Supreme Court-ordered hearing is the latest chapter in a legal challenge to the 6-month-old law. Simpson has until Tuesday to rule.

State officials said the number of people who need an ID to vote is small and that a three-day-old ID process meets the Supreme Court's directions.


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