Posted on Fri, Dec. 23, 2011
last updated: December 23, 2011 05:47:05 PM
The U.S. Justice Department has rejected South Carolinas controversial voter ID law.
South Carolina officials can appeal the ruling, but until then the law would be legally unenforceable, according to a letter sent to the S.C. Attorney Generals office.
This is the best Christmas gift I have gotten in a long time, said Sen. Gerald Malloy, D-Darlington, who has lead the charge against the bill for state Democrats.
The law would require voters to show a valid photo identification before voting in an election. South Carolina officials said the purpose was to combat voter fraud.
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