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No answer on voter IDs

Date: September 6, 2006
By: Fanna Haile-Selassie
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: Court hearing for voter ID yields no decision just yet.  Fanna Haile-Selassie (Fawna High-lay-suh-la-say) has more from the state Capitol. 

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A circuit judge at the Cole County Courthouse heard complaints on the voter ID bill passed this June. A group of upset voters without proper identification brought forth the lawsuit.  The bill requires a governmental issued photo ID to vote. 

The attorney for those filing the suit is Don Downing. He argued the bill was unconstitutional and will hinder voting this Fall.

 

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Description: He said, "I know of no case, and certainly no U.S. Supreme Court case that has ever held that the state may impose any kind of incidental cost on the right to vote."

Opposing this argument, the attorney general's office emphasized the need for the bill in order to reduce fraudulent voting.

The circuit judge said he would like to reach a decision by the end of next week.

From the Capitol this is Fanna Haile-Selassie