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Press Release: S.C. Attorney General says Voter ID decision a “major victory”

South Carolina Republican Party

Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson issued the following statement in response to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia’s ruling in South Carolina v. United States, the state’s voter ID case.

“Today’s ruling by the three judge panel is a major victory for South Carolina and its election process. It affirms our voter ID law is valid and constitutional under the Voting Rights Act. The fact remains, voter ID laws do not discriminate or disenfranchise; they ensure integrity at the ballot box.

“This ruling also affirms South Carolina’s voter ID law should have been pre-cleared by the U.S. Justice Department.

“We will work diligently to implement this law for all future elections.”

South Carolina’s voter ID will take effect starting with elections in 2013.