DOJ asks court to rule against South Carolina voter ID law

, The National Law Journal


The U.S. Justice Department wants a panel of judges in Washington to strike down a South Carolina voter identification law that the federal government said will hurt the ability of minorities to vote.

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  • JFlaherty

    I'm not sure what the problem is here ...ensuring that you are who you say you are when you go the polls seems like a no-brainer to me.

    In addition, unless states are requiring birth certificates to obtain such voter IDs, the ID itself does not curb illegal alien voting , so the Feds should be just fine with it.

  • notarethug

    In a just world, there should not be any circumstances under which Pennsylvania's vote suppression law can be implemented this year. These laws were enacted for no other purpose than eliminating the votes of the elderly, minorities, students, and disabled persons. Pennsylvania and other states ought to encourage full voter participation instead of wasting tens of millions of dollars on vote suppression.

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