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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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