S.C. Sen. Robert Ford reacts to Gov. Nikki Haley's comments on a federal court's recent approval of South Carolina's Voter ID law with an open letter.
Monday, October 15, 2012
— by Sen. Robert Ford Governor Haley, I just read your unsolicited comments on Voter Suppression and Slave Labor. Your claim of victory on these Human Rights issues in 2012 undermines God given rights and freedom. You and any other South Carolina elected official who supports this kind of suppression and the right for working people to participate in a union is both suppressive and bias. To erode the basic right to vote as a citizen in the most democratic country in the history of mankind is ludicrous. When you and other officials in South Carolina support this type of exploitation, accompanied by industries that give credence to your actions in these matters it goes beyond what we believe makes America different. IS IT TRUE, that …
On Friday U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez responded to South Carolina's request it reconsider an objection to the state's Voter ID law
It looks like South Carolina's Voter ID law will get a day in court after Assistant U.S. Attoney General Thomas Perez again shot down the law under the voting rights act on Friday. In a letter dated June 29, Perez responded to South Carolina's request that the Justice Department reconsider its objection to the law based on the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Perez maintained that expert opinion on the law as passed makes a persuasive case that minority groups will be disproportionately affected by the new law, which runs affowl of the Voting Rights Act. "We have reconsidered our earlier determination in this matter based on the information and arguments you have advanced in support of your request, along with the other information in our files and…