Voting

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

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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.