About 30 members of the Legislative Black Caucus and other House Democrats staged the walkout as debate moved into its fourth hour and it became clear the bill would pass.
After Democrats marched out of the House chamber, the bill which would require voters to present a valid S.C. driver’s license, passport, military ID or other photo ID approved by the state Department of Motor Vehicles at the polls passed 65 to 14.
Republicans said the bill is a safeguard against voter fraud. It is based on Indiana’s voter ID law, which was upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More
Why would members of black Caucus and other democrats not want this bill? Does anything come to mind? Maybe ACORN? Whole sports team members being wrote in as votes for Obama, Micky Mouse and many blacks voting more than once! In other words the bill helps keep this sort of thing from happening and they don’t like it. Georgia has a ID law and so does Indiana!