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SC to say if voter ID implementation possible


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A federal court has given the state of



South Carolina until Monday to clarify



whether it would be feasible



to implement a statewide voter identification requirement for this



year's elections.


A panel of three federal judges is considering the lawsuit filed



by state Attorney General Alan Wilson.



Earlier this year, Wilson



sued U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over the U.S. Justice



Department's rejection of the law.


Officials have estimated it could take voters up to about two



months to get the right ID needed to



vote.


Groups that have intervened in the case on the side of the



federal government say there is simply not



enough time left to both



educate voters about the law and give them a chance to get the



required identification before the November elections.


(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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