Department of Justice Decision on Voter ID Law Protects South Carolina Voters

December 27, 2011

The following statement can be attributed to Michael Waldman, Executive Director at Brennan Center for Justice:

“This is a great day for voting rights in America. The Justice Department has followed the law, nothing more and nothing less.  The Department affirmed that federal law cannot tolerate election statutes that make it harder for minority citizens to vote. It properly analyzed the effect of this specific law on South Carolina’s minority voters as required by the Voting Rights Act.  Now the Department should subject other state laws to similar scrutiny.”

Read copies of the letters to the Department of Justice from the Brennan Center.