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Offer voting -- a judge today to -- controversial measure in the state of Pennsylvania.
It requires voters to present a valid photo ID at the polls it's part of a law that Republicans last year approved.
-- not a single democratic vote that a judge blocked it.
Supporters say it could help prevent voter fraud though frankly there's no evidence of widespread voter fraud.
Critics say it discourages the young the elderly and especially minorities from voting.
If this court upholds the law it'll be one of the strictest in the all the nations and our senior correspondent here -- live from Harrisburg PA area.
Hello -- of water ideas on trial today the opening of this trial -- the commonwealth court in Harrisburg Pennsylvania the State's capital.
There -- the opening arguments in the first testimony in this contentious issue in this very key battleground swing state.
The first two witnesses were presented by the American Civil Liberties Union they were two elderly women who testified via videotape.
-- in the early ninety's and said they could not get a voter ID because of their fragile health.
Could not drive.
And they were afraid of standing in those long lines at the state offices where people go to get their photo ID.
And we are very very it is very compelling testimony from two.
Very wonderful women.
But the reality years at the end of their testimonies.
They don't have like these because they haven't attempted to obtain.
Getting there is only half the battle it's getting there standing in line waiting no chairs no -- -- -- it's not something she can do.
It's our business trips teams it's thousands others just like them.
But the state says that they did not attempt to get their voter ID like this type of sample.
The state says that anyone can get one for free and in some cases you don't need any proof of who you are even any documentation.
About a million people registered in this state roughly 750000.
Believed -- not have photo IDs.
Fewer than 20000 reported to have gotten them in some wonder if some people just don't want to get them and not vote.
Meanwhile this -- will continue for at least the next two weeks and whichever side loses is likely to repeal whatever verdict is here.
To the State Supreme Court so it is not over as of yet.
Shepperd back to -- Eric Shawn live in Harrisburg PA Eric thanks.
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