MIAMI (AP) - Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been either blocked or delayed.
And that's delighting opponents who claim the laws were among a variety of partisan attempts to keep minorities from voting.
Nevertheless, supporters of the measures predict they will prevail in the long run. And court battles are continuing in some states even as the Nov. 6 election date draws near.
The stakes are high especially in swing states, where a close margin is expected in the race between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, as well as in numerous congressional and local campaigns.