S.C. voter ID law again rejected

South Carolina wants to limit voter access to only those with state issued photo IDs.

The Department of Justice rejected South Carolina's voter photo identification law once, and now it has done so again.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Perez wrote that South Carolina has still not made enough effort to show and ensure that the law will not have an effect that makes it more unduly hard against the state's black population.

The Associated Press has a solid report; read it here.

South Carolina still has a pending legal challenge that will be weighed in on by three federal judges that could OK the law in time for the 2012 presidential election — but state election officials have said that the new law would need to be in place no later than August 1 to allow for time to implement the new rules.

We'll keep you posted and you can keep up with the voter ID law saga on our topic page.

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