By way of CBS News:
South Carolina is fighting back against the federal government for blocking its new voter ID law.
The Palmetto state sued the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. federal court, seeking a declaratory judgment determining that the law does not violate civil rights.
“South Carolina’s photo identification law does not bar anyone from voting, but merely imposes on voters a responsibility to obtain an approved photo identification card and to bring it to the polls,” the state’s complaint said.
I don’t think it is a good idea for the Justice Department to take this case on as a “civil rights” issue. This is about protecting the integrity of our elections. Just a few days ago we wrote about potentially hundreds or thousands of voter fraud cases in Florida.
This should be an issue where Democrats and Republicans could get together and say “we are on the side of an honest democracy — one that we want to ensure stays the best in the world”.