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House Leadership Statements on Voter ID
October 10, 2012



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House Leadership Statements on Voter ID

COLUMBIA – The House Republican Caucus leadership issued the following statements today following a U.S. Federal Court’s finding that the state’s Voter ID law was constitutional.

House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham, R-Cayce:
“We are pleased that the three-judge panel found South Carolina’s Voter ID law to be constitutional. From the beginning, the House Republicans have worked to ensure we passed a law that would secure our electoral process while not doing anything to disenfranchise voters. Today’s ruling shows that the Obama Justice Department is more concerned with politics than the law.”

House Assistant Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville:
“Today’s ruling justifies the diligent work done by the House Judiciary Committee in crafting our Voter ID law. We collected every shred of information we could about what made similar laws legal and pieced them together for our state. It was never our intention to disenfranchise any voter – our state has come too far. It is time to look forward, ensure the integrity of our elections, and make sure everyone who is legally able to vote can cast a ballot.”

Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, the chief author of the law:
“Today’s ruling is the end of a long and bruising road we have traveled in an effort to protect the integrity and security of our elections. Despite all of the personal attacks, I never faltered from what I believed was the correct, and constitutional, path. Now, our state needs to ensure we implement this law correctly and without bias. Every person legally able to cast a vote in this state should be able to do so, and I will assist our Election Commission in any way possible.”

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