MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney challenging Wisconsin's law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls calls that an "onerous and unreasonable burden" during opening statements.
A trial began Monday in the lawsuit challenging the law brought by the Milwaukee chapter of the NAACP and Voces de la Frontera, an immigrants' rights group.
NAACP attorney Richard Saks says testimony will show there are hundreds of thousands of voters who don't have the required ID necessary to vote.
But Assistant Attorney General Carrie Benedon says the number is far less and the burden placed on voters isn't nearly as large or widespread as alleged.
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan last month issued a temporary injunction blocking the law from taking effect pending the trial.Talk about it