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Justice Department Strikes Down Voter ID Law

December 23, 2011 by  

Justice Department Strikes Down Voter ID Law

The Justice Department on Friday rejected South Carolina’s measure requiring photo identification at the polls as discriminatory against minority voters.

The decision may heighten political tensions over the new laws, which critics say could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008. A dozen States have passed laws requiring voters to present State-issued photo identification this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

According to The Washington Post, under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, several of the States that enacted voter-identification laws are required to receive Federal preclearance to ensure that the laws don’t have unfair impacts on minority populations.

Some of the voter-identification measures would impose restrictions on early voting and make it harder for former felons to vote in addition to requiring identification. One study estimated that the changes could affect more than 5 million voters throughout the country, according to the article.

South Carolina now has the option of trying to get the law approved by a Federal court or passing another law and submitting it to the Justice Department.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    If anybody knows what it is to practice raw discrimination, it’s the SOBs at the Justice Department. Are they trying to tell us that ‘certain’ people had a hard time voting last time?
    No, probably what they mean is that THIS time, the HUGE crop of “imported,” illegal and immoral ALIENS from south of our border would be hard-pressed to rape our voting laws and make it easy for The Anointed Domestic Enemy to get re-elected.
    The Justice Department, via The Anointed Putz, thinks people simply need to show up and vote. If that’s all it takes, then it would be easy enough for people to cross state lines and vote in several elections on the same day.
    The Justice Department is a den of thieves and criminals who serve as part-time brownshirts for an administration that will stop at NOTHING to win the next election. Close the borders, you miserable bastards.
    You have NO idea what justice is. You would rather destroy America than enforce America’s laws. Get jobs at the State Department. At least they don’t pretend to give a damn about America there.

  • Joe H.

    This is just GREAT!! We have to show ID to prove who we are to register a car, get a licence, even pay a fine, but to do the most important thing any citizen will EVER do, it’s “oh, we believe you”
    Thuis is the most ignorant decision I have ever seen!!!

  • Stan Smith

    The Libtards Democraps are in a panic mode! Wanting to protect their voters The Illegals, So they can win By election fraud! South Carolina need to go on with their Voter ID laws and tell The Feds to FU! Time to end voting fraud Time to put out the Libtard Democraps out of office and RINO’s

  • Joe H.

    Here we go again!!(and again,ECT, ECT!!) the federal gov. having problems with states rights!!

  • cawmun cents

    They(Democrats)will just bring the Schizophrenics in to vote and let everyone of their personalities each cast a vote.
    Why do you think they love the Hollywood crowd so much?
    They are’nt actors,they have Multiple Personality Disorders,and they just need a creative way to manifest each and every one of their personalities,by capturing it in a flick.
    Robin williams casts thirteen hundred votes every election.Problem is every one of his personalities is a liberal.
    Can you imagine trying not to kill that guy while standing next to him in the voting booth?You know he is going to say something.
    If it was funny that would be one thing,but the guy just goes on and on about nothing.
    Must say he is good with charities though.One or a few of his personalities can be seen roaming the childrens hospital wing in San Fransisco,this time of the year.
    God Bless him for caring about those children.
    I was there once.My son needed heartwork done,miraculously he is okay now.But there were so many little children that have congenital defects in that hospital.If there is any one God truly needs to bless,it is them.I sat with tears in my eyes as a very young girl cried in pain with her parents looking around with wild eyes.You want to do something,anything…..but you feel powerless.The lump in my throat felt like an elephant.Not a pretty sight.Not a good feeling,to sit there powerless while the world goes by.

    That is in effect what is happening here in America.Folks are feeling powerless while the world goes by.The lump feels like an elephant and a donkey,climbed into your throat and took up residence.People looking around with wild eyes.Watching their nation slip away.
    Yep…powerless about sums it up.-CC.

  • alexa

    It is time for states to simply ignore the Dept of Justice idiots reclaim their rights. Simple as that.

  • aero_marsox

    Try picking up your lottery winning without picture ID……of course you picked the winning numbers on the internet!

    What is the law in South Carolina if a COP demands to see ID?

    I can see it now: Police pulls over Car on city street….”let me see your driver license!

    Driver/Passenger/-Sorry Officer, I am on my way to Vote… I do not have a photo ID and you can not make me show you one….you see, I am a minority voter and stop being discriminatory against me!

  • Rich

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