Progressives have done whatever they could to get the DOJ to put the SC Law on Hold. Rather than helping folks get their picture ID, as they said they would in ads, they have video taped these people and used them for media stories. The DOJ responded with a hold and questions on the Voter ID law.
Under this administration we would expect the DOJ to fight any attempts at keeping folks with no ID away from the polls.
A member of the NAACP was found guilty of 10 counts of Voter fraud in Mississippi. The NAACP is one of the groups opposing voter ID laws.
The Justice Department wants more information about South Carolina’s new voter ID law, which was signed by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) in May.
Under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, South Carolina is required to have changes to the state’s voting laws precleared by federal authorities or by a federal court to insure they’re not discriminatory.
A letter from the Voting Section of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division asks South Carolina for more information about their voter ID law and lays out eight questions about how it will be implemented.
The law requires voters to show a driver’s license, military identification or passport as well as their voter registration card at the polls. Monday marked the end of the 60-day review period for the new law.
A coalition of voting rights groups wrote the Justice Department earlier this month to ask it to oppose South Carolina’s law.