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Senate-panel hearing on voter laws turns partisan

Posted: December 20, 2012 at 4:25 a.m.

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist delivers a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee as Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred over whether voter ID laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or Republican strategies to hold down Democratic votes, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Democrats and Republicans sparred Wednesday over whether voter-identification laws, attempts to purge voter rolls and restricted early voting were legitimate efforts to stop fraud or mainly Republican strategies to hold down Democratic votes.

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