Pa. voter ID judge suggests striking part of law


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) (AP)ong> - The judge weighing whether to stop a Pennsylvania law that requires voters to show photo identification is suggesting stopping only a very narrow part of the politically charged law.

Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson closed testimony in the case Thursday by saying he may strike wording so that someone who doesn't have photo ID at the polls could still cast a provisional ballot without having to get a valid ID.

The state Supreme Court-ordered hearing is the latest chapter in a legal challenge to the 6-month-old law. Simpson must rule by Tuesday.

Simpson heard Thursday from people who told of making numerous trips to driver's license centers to confront clerks who seemed equally confused by a bureaucratic maze of IDs, requirements and paperwork.