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.
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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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