Department of Justice objects to South Carolina's voter law
December 24th, 2011
04:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Department of Justice objects to South Carolina's voter law

Washington (CNN) – The Department of Justice on Friday deemed South Carolina's new law requiring voters to present a state or federal photo ID "legally unenforceable," arguing that it could be discriminatory against minorities in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

The proposed law, signed by Gov. Nikki Haley in May, would require voters wishing to vote in person to present one of five forms of photo identification. The current law, in effect since 1988, does not require a photo ID. The stated intention in changing the law was to reduce voter fraud caused by someone impersonating another voter.

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  1. diridi

    law has sense. Any I.D should be enough...

    December 24, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  2. obumma must go

    Obumma and his dream team MUST GO. This Piece of sht is ruining Americas chance to stop voting fraud, and illegal immigration. This foreign kenja president does understand, because he is not from here. Only real Americans should be allowed to run for President. Fix that obumma. Sheriff Joe for President!

    December 24, 2011 08:37 am at 8:37 am |