SC’s Voter ID law gaining some steam among religious African Americans?

Posted September 4, 2012 5:49 pm | Filed under 2012 DNC, Local News

South Carolina Democrats are out in full force this week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. And while these party faithfuls may bleed blue — the Palmetto state’s conservative base is throwing twist into the Democratic platform.

Bishopville native and online magazine editor Bee Bee Davis says that despite allegations the state’s proposed Voter ID law specifically denies minorities access to voting — she still supports the idea, and says pastors at hundreds of black churches across the state do as well.

Davis says after spending the past few weeks touring the Palmetto State’s houses of worship, she says the general consensus is that the state’s controversial Voter ID Law could be a good thing.

Davis says the problem doesn’t lie with the average voter who is aware of the proposed legislation — it’s those who don’t keep up with current events.

Bee Bee Davis tells WRHI that church pastors in the Palmetto State are getting behind the legislation.

Davis says that Governor Haley and the bill’s proponents need to make better strides towards educating the public about the law.

Due to the state’s past history of civil rights issues, any and all changes to the way voters are apportioned in South Carolina subject to review by the U.S. Justice Department.



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