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Anti-Voter ID Video Played at Hearing

4th day of Pa. hearing features taped messages of plaintiff, state lawmaker

By Peter Jackson
|  Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 5:51 PM EDT
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Anti-Voter ID Video Played at Hearing

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The fourth day of a Commonwealth Court hearing on the Pa. voter ID law featured videotaped testimony by a 94 year old plaintiff and video of a Republican state legislator who sponsored the new rules. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

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A Commonwealth Court hearing on Pennsylvania's new voter-identification law featured videos underscoring its political implications and the burden it places on some voters.

Lawyers seeking to block the new law Monday played a video of state House Majority Mike Turzai boasting before a Republican gathering in June that the new photo ID requirement is going to allow Mitt Romney to carry Pennsylvania in the Nov. 6 election.

A 94-year-old woman who is a plaintiff in the lawsuit testified by video that she rarely leaves her room in a Chester County senior living center, but never misses an election. Bea Bookler said she can't understand why lawmakers now are forcing her to get a photo ID.

The law requiring all voters to show a photo ID takes effect on Election Day.

Check here for provisions of the Pa. voter ID law.

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