New Pa Voter Law Heads To Court Wednesday

07.25.12 | Bob Price

A state Commonwealth Court judge will begin a hearing Wednesday on whether to block the law from taking effect in this year's election while the court considers a challenge to its constitutionality.
 
The hearing could last a week.
 
The law is the subject of a furious debate over voting rights as Pennsylvania is poised to play a key role in deciding the presidential contest in the Nov. 6 election.
 
Republicans say it's necessary to prevent fraud. But Democrats say it's an election-year scheme to steal the White House and contend that there's no track record of fraud that it would prevent.
 
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett signed the law in March without a single Democratic lawmaker supporting it.

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