SC Judges Uphold Voter ID Law, but Delay It Til 2013
Law does not discriminate against African Americans
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 10, 2012 12:52 PM CDT
A poll worker checks the identification of a voter in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Newser) – A panel of three federal judges in Washington has upheld South Carolina's voter identification law, but says the state cannot put it in practice until 2013. The judges say in their unanimous ruling that time is too short to put the law in effect ahead of the Nov. 6 elections, but they also say the law—which requires those wanting to vote in South Carolina to show one of five types of photo identification—does not discriminate or wipe out voting rights gains of African Americans. A Pennsylvania judge recently blocked that state's voter ID law.

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Oct 10, 2012 11:20 PM CDT
I see the GOP's attempt to suppress the votes of the working poor in South Carolina has failed, along with their try in Pennsylvania. These laws are falling like ripe wheat before a scythe in at least 7 states, as the lame excuse that the laws are to prevent voter fraud is revealed for the lie that it is. If the GOP wants to win this election, they will have to do it the old fashioned way... they'll have to convince the voters that going back to Bush 2's failed policies will work.
Oct 10, 2012 7:58 PM CDT How else would they win any real elections
Oct 10, 2012 5:57 PM CDT
Pure, plain & simple... Voting is indeed a constitutional right for ALL LEGAL U.S. CITIZENS ... it is a right that also needs to be resticted to ONLY LEGAL U.S. CITIZENS With the above being absolute requirements, it seems quite pragmatice to me that ... ... secure, cost-free and easy for ALL LEGAL U.S. CITIZENS voter certification is needed ... no voter certification = no vote