South Carolina voter ID law trial winds downWASHINGTON (AP) - 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 ...
Testimony ending in South Carolina voter ID trialBy SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press - 1 minute ago. WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorneys are wrapping up testimony in the federal trial of South Carolina's voter identification law. The law requires voters to show specific identification when they vote.
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 ...
Voter ID Laws, In Texas And Elsewhere, Face Continued Legal WranglingIn 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' 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Federal court rejects Texas voter 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.
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.
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.
Texas voter ID law struck down by federal judgesTexas 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 ...
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.
Author Of South Carolina Voter ID Acknowledges Racist EmailsDuring 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 ...
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.
Trial opens challenging South Carolina voter IDWASHINGTON (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.
Speech: SC Gov. Nikki Haley: Obama sued SC over immigration, voter ID lawsWe said in South Carolina that if you have to show a picture ID to buy Sudafed and you have to show a picture ID to set foot on an airplane, then you should have to show a picture ID to protect one of the most valuable, most central, most sacred rights ...
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 ...
S. Carolina's Voter ID Law Challenged In Federal CourtSouth Carolina's voter ID law is in federal court this week, where state officials will try to defend it against a U.S.
Federal panel ousts Texas' voting lawThe 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 ...
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 ...