Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID law
August 25th, 2012
09:44 AM ET
2 years ago

Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID law

Washington (CNN) - South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.

A weeklong trial will kick off in Washington before a panel of three judges who will decide whether the law should take effect. It is one of several legal challenges to voter identification laws nationwide.

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  1. Chris

    We should i have voter id because in the last serval years we have illgeals voting felonies people who have been dead and they have all voted dems. What really gets me is how everything that is bad about romney comes from the obama worshippers like the new media cnn and thw others. But when there are bad things about obama like the commuinist people who hes friends with and agrees with. Or how he says share the wealth like the communist do but he want help help his brother . Cnn and other news agencys want tell u because hes there god or hows he hes been worse for for our country then any president. The only news agency who says for both sides is fox news

    August 25, 2012 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  2. w l jones

    Just wondering if South Carolina going to ask those come back from South America beaches for theirs voter ID?.

    August 25, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  3. jpmichigan

    In this day and age , there is no reason why an individual that is an American citizen does not have some sort of Identification. State can and do make it easy to receive a picture ID. The right to vote is the most important thing to American, well it should be. If one can cash a check, drive a car, buy cigarettes and alcohol, needing picture ID there is no reason not to have one to vote. Being an American citizen should be a privilege and obeying the rules is part of that privilege!

    August 25, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  4. Ancient Texan

    Holder is o.k. with dead folks voting for 10 years from the grave, and illegals with fake drivers licenses voting multiple times. The Supreme Court has ruled that voter IDs are good and a Liberal judge wrote the opinion.

    August 25, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  5. enuff

    This is b.s. that all of these states came up with these laws just before the presidentiial election and they all have to be challenged to make sure people can utilize their RIGHTS to vote. I can't believe there has been this much voter fraud that all of this had to be put into place. May this should have been put into place back when George Bush was elected.

    August 25, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. enuff

    If the U.S. has as much voter fraud as the republicans claim, then George Bush should never have been elected. We should invite other democratic countries in to supervise our elections, the same that we have done to them when voting is questioned.

    August 25, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |