Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to Overturn the SC Voter ID bill!
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Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to Overturn the SC Voter ID bill!

    1. HIRAK PATI
    2. Petition by

      HIRAK PATI

      SPARTANBURG, SC

The SC voter ID bill signed into law recently by Governor Haley takes away the right to vote for more than 178,000 SC Voters most of which are either minorities, college students, or the elderly who live in poorer areas.

SC Republicans and Governor Haley claim that the bill is designed to prevent electoral fraud. In fact, SC House Representative Paul Agnew (D) said "there have been no cases of voter fraud in South Carolina." 

The facts show that Republicans in the state want to make it harder for these voters to vote in November because they tend to vote for Democratic candidates. Tell Attorney General Holder and the DOJ to strike down the SC Voter ID bill! 

 

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. The State reports on the SC Voter ID bill!

      HIRAK PATI
      Petition Organizer

      Tell Eric Holder that people like Delores Freelon, deserve the right to vote, even if their name was "left blank on their birth certificate"

    3. We reached 200+ signatures!

      HIRAK PATI
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for helping us reach 200 signatures! Let's work towards getting the word out about the pitfalls of the SC Voter ID bill!

    4. We reached 100 signatures!

      HIRAK PATI
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks everyone for helping us reach 100 signatures! Please keep sharing and raising awareness about issues with the SC Voter ID bill.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. Just started this petition. Hoping the DOJ will take action soon!

      HIRAK PATI
      Petition Organizer

      DOJ needs to take action soon on the bill, before the Photo ID laws go into effect for good.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Barbara Tomlinson SEATTLE, WA
      • about 3 years ago

      The Repukelicans can ONLY win by FRAUD; by DIS-enfranchising anyone likely to vote against them. That is exactly what the phoney "Drug Wars" were and are all about; REVERSING the results of the 1960's and 70's Civil Rights Movement by DIS-enfranchising newly enfranchised Black voters by putting them in JAIL where in most States even ex-felons aren't allowed their voting rights back. They also have a habit of re-districting to split up minority voting areas {which are of course Democrat}.

      In reality, the BLATANT FRAUD is always REPUKELICAN. That is how GW Bush TWICE STOLE the election that wasn't rightly his! The Repukelicans are trying hard to DISTRACT people by making up IMAGINARY "voting fraud ID", which for all intents and purposes DOESN'T EXIST, is a NON-ISSUE. However, Repukelicans manage to HIDE BALLOT BOXES, for example, and to FIX VOTING MACHINES TO VOTE REPUKELICAN; those are just SOME examples of the REAL FRAUD we should be investigating thoroly!!!!!

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    • Lilly Collette HANAHAN, SC
      • about 3 years ago

      South Carolina has no interest in preventing voter identification fraud.

      South Carolina is herein publicly charged with aiding and abetting Identification Fraud through wanton refusal to address birth certificate fraud (SC DHEC birth certificate # 139-84-037151).

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    • julie frye GREENVILLE, SC
      • about 3 years ago

      Republican governors across the country are trying to pass this voter ID bill...because of fraud. Really? What do you call it when the Republicans put fake candidates on the ballot to force a primary in Wisconsin's recent special recall election? Please stop SC's voter ID.

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    • Cynthia Justice ASHEVILLE, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      We have lots of friends and family from SC, a woman who funded the trip to Washington for the senior class of that disenfranchised school, JV Martin, in Dillon, SC, the former president of Wofford College, Dan Maultsby our son-in-law, Will Rothschild, who ran for state house, as a Democrat doing better(46%) than anyone has since civil rights passed....and on and on. These fine people don't need to be treated like chattel. They have worked hard to enfranchise people. Please don't let them disenfranchise the people like they have the school.

      Most sincerely,

      Dr and Mrs Michael Justice

      21 Park Road

      Asheville, NC 28803

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    • Willaim Hamilton MT. PLEASANT, SC
      • about 3 years ago

      As a native born South Carolinian, I am increasingly ashamed of what my state is becoming. Democracy has never had a solid foothold here. Even those oppressed prefer taking their chances begging power for favors than asserting themselves. The impact of this law goes far beyond the people actually disenfranchised. It's actual goal is to push forward the growing conviction that all political involvement here is pointless. This law goes far beyond what is necessary to allow people to vote and it should have included funds and mechanisms to assist those lacking documentation with registration. Non profits and churches here are exhausted with human needs work now and can't take on such an effort to assist a largely elderly, often sick or disabled population.

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