Voter ID bill heads back to Senate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina bill that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls is heading back to the Senate.

The House voted 66-38 on Wednesday to revert to its version of the bill, which takes out the early voting provision that the Senate added.

If the Senate insists on its version, members of each chamber will attempt to hash out a compromise.

The back-and-forth is a repeat of the last session. The bill died last June with House and Senate members unable to reach an agreement.

Republicans say the bill is about voter integrity. Democrats say it suppresses minority, disabled and elderly voters who lack a license. They also say educating people on the measure and supplying a free photo ID will be expensive.
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