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A judge in Pennsylvania is expected to rule this week on whether a new state law requiring voter IDs will stand.
The 10 plaintiffs don’t have the newly required photo IDs and say hundreds of thousands of other voters will be in the same boat. They charge that the Republican-controlled legislature is trying to disenfranchise poor and minority voters who they say are disproportionately affected by the law.
The state’s attorneys first said the law would eliminate fraud, but then, after acknowledging that they weren’t aware of any incidents of in-person voter fraud, instead made the case that Americans need IDs for just about everything.
Both sides are ready to appeal the upcoming decision all the way to the Supreme Court.
Approved IDs Under Pennsylvania’s Voter-Identification Law
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