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Elections – Voter ID Law – Voting Rights Act – Preclearance – 2013 Elections (access required)

South Carolina v. United States As authoritatively interpreted by S.C. officials – allowing voters without a photo ID to vote if they sign an affidavit giving any true explanation of what stopped them from obtaining a photo ID -- Act R54 is precleared under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for elections beginning in 2013.

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Elections – Statement of Economic Interest – Failure to File – Primary Winner – Special Election (access required)

Tempel v. South Carolina State Election Commission Where the Republican Party left candidate Paul Thurmond on the primary ballot because they mistakenly believed he had fulfilled the applicable filing requirements, candidate Thurmond has been disqualified as the Republican nominee, and the Republican Party must conduct a special primary election pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 7-11-55.

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