Friday, August 31, 2012

Sc voter id

  • South Carolina voter ID law trial winds down

    WASHINGTON - Attorneys planned to wrap up testimony Friday in the federal trial over whether South Carolina's voter ID law discriminates against minority voters.

  • Testimony on SC voter ID law touches on racism

    Washington - 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 ...

  • Voter ID Laws, In Texas And Elsewhere, Face Continued Legal Wrangling

    In South Carolina, the state is asking a court to override a Justice Department decision that prevented the state from implementing its voter ID law because the department determined it would have a disproportionate impact on minority voters. The ...

  • WND Exclusive: Texas voter ID ruling based on 'faked' data

    It 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 ...

  • NAACP cites racist email in opposing voter ID law

    COLUMBIA, 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 ...

  • SC residents say photo ID rule would keep them from voting

    WASHINGTON -- 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.

  • Federal court rejects Texas voter ID law

    Last December, South Carolina's voter ID requirement became the first such law to be rejected by the Justice Department in nearly 20 years.

  • Texas voter ID law struck down by federal judges

    Texas and other proponents of voter ID laws say the measures are necessary to prevent voter impersonation or fraud. Last year, Kansas, Mississippi, Rhode Island and Wisconsin passed new voter ID laws while Texas, South Carolina, Alabama and ...

  • Judges Question Whether South Carolina's Voter ID Law Is Ready For Primetime

    WASHINGTON - 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Author Of South Carolina Voter ID Acknowledges Racist Emails

    During Tuesday night's Republican Convention, Gov. Nikki 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Voter ID Laws May Prevent Many Seniors From Voting

    Over the past year and a half, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee have enacted voter ID laws. Meanwhile, the U.S.

  • Federal court blocks Texas voter ID law

    Thursday'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 ...

  • Lawmaker's 'amen' response to racist email throws fuel on political fire

    COLUMBIA - 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 ...

  • Federal court strikes down Texas voter ID law

    In 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 ...

  • Speech: SC Gov. Nikki Haley: Obama sued SC over immigration, voter ID laws

    South 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, ...

  • Voting rights act: The state of Section 5

    Section 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.

  • Trial opens challenging South Carolina voter ID

    WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

  • Obama Voting Fight on Photo ID Targets South Carolina

    South Carolina is among at least six states awaiting decisions on the legality of new voter identification requirements passed by Republican-controlled legislatures.

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