Justice Department: SC Voter ID Law Discriminatory
The law passed this year and signed by Gov. Haley required voters to present voter identification at the polls.
The U.S. Justic Department this afternoon rejected South Carolina's new voter ID law, calling it discriminatory against minorities.
More information is available from the Washington Post.
You can read the letter from the Justice Department at the right of this story.
South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Chad Connelly said today: "The Obama administration has once again decided that Washington knows best. Requiring voter identification is a common sense safeguard."
Despite efforts this fall by state officials to help South Carolina residents obtain photo identification cards, few took advantage of free rides to help them do so.
"This administration continues to trample on the states, and voters know that every potential Republican nominee would be one thousand times better than Barack Obama," Connelly stated.
The new law is one of several across the country meant to ensure proper elections, opponents have called the new law discriminatory against the poor and minorities.
The Twitter account for Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, wrote Friday night that it was "wrong" for President Obama to "limit our state's rights."