Friday, February 24, 2012

South carolina voter identification law

  • Photo ID states typically allow provisional voting, so any potential voter can complete a ballot by supplying an acceptable form of identification before the election is certified.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of South Carolina today asked a federal court to block South Carolina's discriminatory voter identification law that would keep minorities and others from exercising their right to vote.
  • (Common Dreams)
  • Read more about the change here. The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday rejected as discriminatory a South Carolina law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
  • (Austin American-Statesman)
  • South Carolinas attorney general sued President Barack Obamas administration on Tuesday over the federal governments rejection of the states new voter identification law, arguing it would not disenfranchise any potential voters.
  • (Reuters)
  • "The DOJ has denied citizens in South Carolina protection of a law that the U.S. Supreme "Nothing in this law prevents anyone from voting if they cannot immediately show a valid photo identification," he added.
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  • The politics aside, weve argued all along that photo identification is necessary over voting is to fight in the wrong arena. The law smacks of voter discrimination.
  • (Times and Democrat)
  • The South Carolina attorney general sued President Barack Obama's administration Tuesday over their rejection of the state's new voter identification law.
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  • The identification can be obtained free of charge from the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. The complaint explains: The covered voting changes in Act R54 [Voter I.D.
  • (FOX News)

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