Lawyers for and against South Carolina’s 2011 voter ID law will sum up legal arguments they’ve been presenting to federal judges in Washington D.C. on Monday.
Republican Governor Nikki Haley signed the state’s law last year, but it hasn’t gone into effect because the U.S. Justice Department refused to allow the state to require voters to present government-issued photo IDs at the polls, saying it would be a burden for the estimated 178,000 registered voters– many of them African-American or Hispanic– who do not have photo IDs.
“If you want to start a fight in South Carolina, start talking about voter id,” The State politics reporter Adam Beam told Here & Now’s Robin Young.
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- Adam Beam, politics reporter for The State newspaper. He tweets @adambeam