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-- -- -- Pennsylvania has been a laboratory for a political experiment and now the State's attempt to change the way elections are being held is being tested.
Senior correspondent Eric Shawn explains from -- -- Voter ID went on trial.
Opening arguments were held on Pennsylvania's controversial law that has been on the books but not yet in force in this key battleground swing state.
At issue does voter ID discriminate and prevent people from voting.
They're -- his -- the Republican approved law will disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters especially minorities who do not have photo ID.
But supporters contend it will prevent voter fraud and ensure the integrity and credibility of the elections.
Voter ID is constitutional the state is providing free IDs like this sample for anyone who wants one.
And points out voters don't even -- prove who they are or show any documentation at all like utility bill to get want.
All we need your show for you need to do is get yourself to any one of the 71 driver's license processing locations across the state tell -- you need -- free state ID.
They'll get you one is a one stop shop you walk out of there with a photo ID and don't you won't have to come back for the next decade.
Critics like democratic state representative Vanessa Lori brown brown the law and unfair burden.
And -- going to a state offers firm ID can just be too much to ask of some voters.
You're talking about our senior citizens.
You talking about our young people -- college students.
African and Latino Americans.
Even if they did not need for this -- to hurt that populist once it has been a -- five.
That's from state to state this is who we are are hurting and we should automatically know this is not a good law.
But American Civil Liberties Union presented to witnesses women in their early ninety's who testified via videotape.
Saying they could not get a voter ID because of their fragile health.
The states as it does give accommodations and says those two witnesses.
Did not attempt to get their voter IDs.
Right Eric Shawn live in Harrisburg.
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