SC bill on voter ID and early voting dead for year
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 23:40:53 GMT —
A bill requiring South Carolina voters to show a photo ID and also allowing them to cast a ballot early has died for the year.
A fter months of wrangling, House and Senate members failed to agree on a compromise Tuesday before adjourning.
House GOP leaders said showing a photo is an issue of voter integrity, but they didn't like pre-Election Day voting. A
compromise between House and Senate Republicans allowed eight days of no-excuse early voting, but in only one location per county.
Democratic senators blocked its passage, wanting more time to vote in more locations. Democrats in both chambers called the photo requirement an attempt to suppress the minority vote.
House GOP leaders faulted Senate Republicans for not stopping the filibuster.