A federal trial over Wisconsin's voter-ID law will focus on whether requiring voters to show a state-issued identification helps combat voter fraud or disenfranchises poorer voters.
The Milwaukee trial began Monday with opening statements.
Plaintiff's attorney John Ulin says expert witnesses will testify that voter fraud isn't a problem in Wisconsin. He says his witnesses will also provide statistics showing that minorities are less likely to have state IDs, and also less likely to have the documents needed to get one.
Attorney Clayton Kawski is defending the state and the voter-ID law. He says just because someone doesn't have a state ID now doesn't mean the person can never get one. He says a legitimate law that protects election integrity shouldn't be invalidated just because a few people lack an ID.