Protest rally sets stage for Pa. voter ID hearing

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July 25, 2012

CBS News

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Pennsylvania’s Capitol to protest a tough new voter ID law, launching a daylong political drama that set the stage for a state court hearing on a lawsuit seeking to prevent the law from taking effect this year.

The protesters — civil-rights activists, union members and others — chanted, waved signs and cheered Tuesday as speakers portrayed the mandatory photo ID requirement as part of a cynical effort by Republicans to suppress voters turnout and gain an advantage in a presidential election year.

Similar protests are scheduled Wednesday in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown.

The rally comes one day before the state Commonwealth Court is set to open a hearing on a lawsuit seeking to block the law from taking effect on Nov. 6, Election Day.

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