Lawyers seek to block Photo ID law

ATLANTA (AP) -- Civil rights lawyers are asking a three-judge federal panel to breathe new life into a lawsuit challenging Georgia's voter ID law.

Attorney Emmet Bondurant asked the panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to reconsider a 2007 ruling by a federal judge who dismissed a lawsuit on grounds it didn't impose a significant burden on the right to vote.

Bondurant argued that the state had no evidence of voter fraud to back up the new rules.

Democrats have long targeted the law, which requires voters to present government-issued photo identification before they cast their ballots. State elections officials say the law helps prevent voter fraud.

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