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The fate of a controversial new voter ID law in Pennsylvania remains up in the year really less than two months to the election.
The State Supreme Court called for more hearings to determine whether the Republican backed law can go into effect without unfairly disenfranchising voters.
Two of the court's six judges said it is already clear that some legitimate voters will not be able to get the required -- in time for Election Day.
Of course Pennsylvania is a battleground state that could help determine who wins the White House.
So why they call the battleground state Aaron -- is with us now she's -- national political reporter for real clear politics dot com -- -- hey this thing is -- has become quite the political football and to hear from folks on the right and the left how this is decided.
Could make of -- -- difference.
It could and part of the reason is because many Democrats have said it could disenfranchise up to 750000.
Voters in Pennsylvania.
-- -- a huge number and they say that that very number could flip.
The election in Pennsylvania from one side to the other person that's that's this is such a big deal right now done -- -- can't -- Even though Pennsylvania is a battleground state.
We're not seeing the kind of heavy campaigning from either side from Mitt Romney or President Obama right there the political reality on the ground is that President Obama does have a pretty decisive lead.
Currently that could all change of course come the debates in October.
And that's not a cheap state to campaign in either.
It -- Airways.
Twice electoral votes lots of media markets tons of voters throughout that state so no it is not cheap at all.
We know that a couple of the judges have have given hits here.
What what are we heard from the court as a whole and when we think we're gonna know something definitive.
Well this this hearing has to be produced by October 2 which of course isn't just one month away from Election Day.
The concern is that many of these voters who don't have the proper form of identification won't be able to get that right I.
In time for Election Day and that is what they're saying could disenfranchise so many of these voters so the slower court -- to show via many state government officials that they could still.
-- all these voters the ID they need and time.
That is the issue right now -- may get everyone -- properly.
One of the -- think things about this law and they'll have a lot of people wondering is he it has to have an expiration date if you have it have an ID.
It has to have an expiration date on -- for instance teachers in Pennsylvania don't have an expiration date on their IDs.
Might part of the law go away like potentially that would that -- anything -- and the rest of the -- up elders is an all or nothing thing.
Now they're looking at it in in a provisional way.
Do they need to hold a lot -- for Election Day and then put it into full affect the later the whole question is whether or not it will have a damaging effect on this particular election.
-- near an air that putt from real clear politics dot -- Rick see you again thank you you -- that all right.
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