Judges: SC Voter ID Law Not As Strict As Advertised, Won't Be In Effect This Year

A panel of judges rejected claims by the feds that the state law violated federal laws, but it won't be in effect this year anyway


South Carolina can require voters to show photo identification at the polls, but not this year, a panel of federal judges ruled Wednesday.

The three-judge panel in Washington rejected claims from the Justice Department that the law violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965.