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Group plans protest of SC's new voter ID law

Jul 8, 2011 7:41:00 AM - thestate.com
A South Carolina group plans a Statehouse news conference to protest the state's new voter ID bill.

The SC Progressive Network said it will lay out the case Friday that it plans to make to the U.S. Justice Department that the law requiring South Carolina voters to show a state driver's license or identification card at the polls will prevent a number of eligible voters from casting ballots.

The group says South Carolina has one of the most restrictive requirements to get an official ID, including having to show a birth certificate.

Organizers say there will be two South Carolinians at the news conference who have IDs that let them through security to fly on airplanes, but won't be accepted if they try to vote.

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