South Carolina voter ID law trial winds downWASHINGTON - Attorneys planned to wrap up testimony Friday in the federal trial over whether South Carolina's voter ID law discriminates against minority voters. The Obama administration rejected the law requiring voters show specific photo ID at the ...
Testimony on SC voter ID law touches on racismWashington - A South Carolina lawmaker and the author of a voter ID law considered discriminatory by the Justice Department testified in federal court this week that, while crafting the bill, he had responded favorably to a friend's racist email in ...
Federal court rejects Texas voter photo ID law; SC nextThe voter ID decision could set a precedent for upcoming legal challenges to similar laws in other states. South Carolina's strict photo ID law is on trial this week in front of another three-judge panel in the same federal courthouse. A ruling in that ...
Voter ID Laws May Prevent Many Seniors From VotingOver the past year and a half, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee have enacted voter ID laws. Meanwhile, the U.S.
NAACP cites racist email in opposing voter ID lawCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Black leaders in South Carolina said Thursday that the response by the author of the state's voter ID law to a racist email should help persuade a panel of federal judges to rule against it. But the state lawmaker who received ...
Judges Question Whether South Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Ready For PrimetimeWASHINGTON - As news broke on Thursday that a panel of federal judges had blocked a Texas voter ID law because it was racially discriminatory, a separate panel was busy questioning whether South Carolina would even be able to put their voter ID law ...
Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID lawLast December, South Carolina's voter ID requirement became the first such law to be rejected by the Justice Department in nearly 20 years.
WND Exclusive: Texas voter ID ruling based on 'faked' dataIt was the second time voter ID laws were shot down in the U.S. In December, the Justice Department rejected the South Carolina voter ID law, also citing purported evidence minorities would be disenfranchised by the requirement to show photo ...
SC residents say photo ID rule would keep them from votingWASHINGTON -- Black South Carolina residents testified Thursday in federal court that financial hardship and a lack of transportation would likely keep them from voting if a state voter ID law that the Department of Justice has blocked goes into effect.
Testimony: Some South Carolina county election officials unhappy with voter ID ...WASHINGTON -- Some county elections directors in South Carolina say a 2011 state voter-ID law would amount to a poll tax, according to testimony and documents revealed Wednesday in a federal trial to determine whether the law is discriminatory.
Federal court strikes down Texas voter ID lawIn another case being heard in federal courts in the capital this week, South Carolina is suing the Justice Department over a ruling that its state voter ID law would disproportionately burden black voters. Black South Carolina residents testified ...
Voting rights act: The state of Section 5Section 5 has blocked photo voter-ID laws, prohibited reduced early-voting periods in parts of Florida and just Tuesday barred new redistricting maps in Texas.
Author Of South Carolina Voter ID Acknowledges Racist EmailsNikki Haley (R-SC) complained that the "hardest part" of her job is "this president" opposing South Carolina's voter ID law, which would require a photo identification as a prerequisite for voting. But just hours before Haley took the stage, opponents ...
Federal court blocks Texas voter ID lawThursday's Texas decision came midway through a Voting Rights Act trial challenging a similar voter ID requirement in South Carolina. On Wednesday, a U.S. district judge lifted restrictions on third-party voter registration drives in Florida ...
Alan Clemmons, South Carolina Rep, Admits 'Poorly Considered' Reply To ...WASHINGTON -- The principal sponsor for South Carolina's voter ID law expressed regret on Tuesday in federal court that he thanked a supporter for a racist email about the state's ID law.
Lawmaker's 'amen' response to racist email throws fuel on political fireCOLUMBIA - A state lawmaker's "amen" response to a racist email has tossed gasoline onto the political fire surrounding South Carolina's voter identification law. State Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, acknowledged the positive reaction Tuesday ...
Speech: SC Gov. Nikki Haley: Obama sued SC over immigration, voter ID lawsSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley hit President Barack Obama hard on stopping the Palmetto State from enacting immigration reform and a voter ID law in her speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday night. To view our videos, ...
SC voter ID law on trial as federal court considers impact on minority voters ...WASHINGTON - The federal trial over South Carolina's voter identification law got under way Monday with a state senator insisting his work on the law was aimed at fighting fraud and instilling public confidence in the election system.
Texas voter ID law rejected by federal courtOn Wednesday, a US district judge permanently blocked a Florida law that tightened deadlines for groups conducting voter registration drives.
South Carolina defends voter ID law in US courtState says law prevents voter fraud. * U.S. government blocked law as discriminatory. By Anna Yukhananov. WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - South Carolina defended its new voter-identification law in federal court on Monday, arguing the requirement that ...