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Pennsylvania ID law criticised ahead of vote
Critics say new ID requirement will prevent hundreds of thousands, mainly Democrat voters, from going to the polls.
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:15

A law backed by Republicans in Pennsylvania will add a new requirement for voters in the upcoming US presidential election - a  photo ID with an expiry date.

Opponents of the new law say it could prevent hundreds of thousands of people from voting; primarily the elderly, minorities and the poor because they are less likely to have the necessary paperwork or the means to get an ID. Since these groups are more likely to vote Democrat, some say the new law will benefit the Republicans.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports.

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