Court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID law
August 27th, 2012
07:24 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. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Just another of the wife spread attempts to rig the Nov elections in there favor ,the bill needs to be destroyed. In Nov ,they make the communist party look tame ,party before people ,you have to be an idiot and stupid to vote for this party and any of their canadates after seeing them in action the last four years!!!!!!

    August 27, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  2. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    Notice its only the Gop trying to rig the vote , disgusting!!!!!

    August 27, 2012 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Supporters of Voter ID laws are conveniently unaware of the fact that the Voting Rights Act does not care what the *intent* of voting related laws, but only considers the *effect* of those laws. In other words, the whole argument about how Voter ID laws are supposed to reduce voter fraud are irrelevant and actually off topic. That's why the PA officials never made that argument when their law had its' day in court.

    August 27, 2012 08:35 am at 8:35 am |