South Carolina’s New Voter ID Law Especially Harmful To Blacks
An Associated Press study shows black precincts are hit hardest by South Carolina’s new voter photo identification law.
The analysis shows that among the state’s 2,134 precincts there are 10 precincts where nearly all of the law’s affect falls on nonwhite voters who don’t have a state-issued driver’s license or ID card, a total of 1,977 voters.
The same holds true for white voters in a number of precincts, but the overall effect is much more spread out and involves fewer total voters: There are 44 precincts where only white voters are affected, or 1,831 people in all.Click here for reuse options!
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