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
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
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.
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