Justice Dept. rejects South Carolina voter ID law, calling it discriminatory
The Obama administration entered the fierce national debate over voting rights, rejecting South Carolina’s new law requiring photo identification at the polls and saying it discriminated against minority voters.
Friday’s decision by the Justice Department could heighten political tensions over eight state voter ID statutes passed this year, which critics say could hurt turnout among minorities and others who helped elect President Obama in 2008. Conservatives and other supporters say the tighter laws are needed to combat voter fraud.
In its first decision on the laws, Justice’s Civil Rights Division said South Carolina’s statute is discriminatory because its registered minority voters are nearly 20 percent more likely than whites to lack a state-issued photo ID. Under the 1965 Voting Rights Act, South Carolina is one of a number of states that are required to receive federal “pre-clearance” on voting changes to ensure that they don’t hurt minorities’ political power.
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I see this stuff coming from the Eric Holder's"My People" Justice dept you know the justice dept that refused to prosecute the white voter intimidation, the same one that equal rights division don't believe in equal rights, only rights for "his people" and they are using the excuse that minority and others will be denied a vote. What a croc of crap. They say that having to provide State I.D. in order to vote is a hardship. I bet they willingly provide the I.D to get the assorted benefits that they get. But having to show I.D to vote is a hardship? To protect the sanctity of the voting process having minorities provide I.D is a hardship? I was really steamed but not surprised. How much voter fraud is tied to the democrat party. You know..the democrat party, the vote early and vote often party. in 2008 elections, in Philadelphia they had more ballots cast for Obungler than they had registered voters. The democratic party, the party that invented gerrymandered.
This racial crap will never end, the continued reprisals against the sins of slavery that ended with the civil war 150 years ago. We are being continually being punished for the sins of our forefathers. My ancestors were dirt poor farmers in middle Georgia that never owned slaves, but they did fight in the war between the states because they believed that it was their duty against the invaders. All this stuff is doing now is angering a new generation of whites and also creating a generation of professional victims that blame whitey for their failure to pursue the American dream. This will continue while the professional race baiters keep playing the victim card. It is their way to have power and maintain their relevance in the black community. They tie their fortune to the democrap party, you know the party that destroyed the Black nuclear family in the name of the "great society" programs of LBJ in the 60's. When will it end? the constant repercussions, the hunt for payback. All this does is create a cycle that will never end.