A sign lets people know where to line up for early voting at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Cincinnati. Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been blocked or delayed, pleasing opponents who contend the laws were among a variety of partisan attempts to prevent minority voters from casting ballots this election season. (Associated Press)

A sign lets people know where to line up for early voting at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Cincinnati. Tough new election laws aimed at forcing voters in many states to show photo identification at polling places have been blocked or delayed, pleasing opponents who contend the laws were among a variety of partisan attempts to prevent minority voters from casting ballots this election season. (Associated Press)