Pennsylvania Court to Decide if Voter ID Law Is Constitutional

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- Pennsylvania's controversial voter ID law heads to court on Monday, kicking off a nine-day trial to determine if the measure is constitutional.

The law, which was passed last year, requires Pennsylvania voters to present a valid photo ID at the polls before voting.

Opponents say the law presents a burden so large that the ID requirement will effectively disenfranchise thousands of voters -- including minorities, the elderly and the poor.  Supporters argue it would prevent voter fraud.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania will now consider the law's constitutionality, but most believe it will end up at the state's Supreme Court.

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