Another forum set on SC’s voter ID bill
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Another forum is being organized by opponents of South Carolina’s new voter ID law.
The NAACP and the South Carolina Progressive Network are holding the forum in Charleston on Monday.
Organizers say the meeting is being held to update participants on efforts to have the U.S. Justice Department block the state’s new law requiring a photo ID to vote.
Opponents say the law will disenfranchise as many as 180,000 South Carolina blacks who have less access to photo IDs than whites.
Supporters of the bill recently signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley say it safeguards the integrity of the state’s voting process.
The Justice Department has until the end of the month to review the law.