Obama’s DOJ Rejects South Carolina Voter ID law, Call It Discriminatory to Minorities
Obama Admin uses the race card again …
Ahead of the Christmas holiday, Obama’s DOJ rejects South Carolinian’s voter ID law under the cloak of darkness. COWARDS! What else would we expect from these people? Document dumps on a holiday weekend and playing the race card, for the Obama Administrations they go together like peas and carrots. These people will do anything to keep such an event from the news cycle. Especially as Weasel Zippers opines, consider the fact that polls show 70% support voter ID laws. Once again the Obama Admin will be taking on a “Red” state government.
What, me use the race card …
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.
Please, spare us the BS. In a post 9-11 world, we have to show picture ID at the airport, is that discriminatory? We have to show it to the police, is that discriminatory. When you are on a cruise ship or train, you are asked to show ID. When you get a drivers license you must show ID. Oops, looks like I forgot a couple more. Thanks to the Lonely Conservative, she ads to the list of photo ID requirements, purchasing alcohol or cigarettes, entering a state or federal building or cashing a check. HOW DISCRIMINATORY!!! So something as important as voting doesn’t require that we ensure the sanctity of the process. REALLY? You mean Atty General Holder and Barack Obama are not concerned about voter fraud? From the people who did nothing against the Black Panthers in their voter intimidation case … say it isn’t so.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is correct in calling the actions of the DOJ outrageous.Presently, the SC voter ID law requires and individual to show one of five forms of photo identification.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called the federal action “outrageous,” adding that “we plan to look at every possible option to get this terrible, clearly political decision overturned so we can protect the integrity of our electoral process.”
The Republican-led legislature passed the law earlier this year, and proponents said the identification requirement is needed to ensure balloting is free from fraud. Civil rights groups say the law threatens to infringe on the rights of voters who don’t have driver’s licenses and may not have the means to pay for documentation to get state-issued IDs.