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Our top story at the bottom of the hour the Iowa Caucuses are less than a week away.
That kicks off the voting in the 2012 campaign and and there are primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina.
-- chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle reports that state is one of several dealing with the dispute over who gets to votes.
There's a simple question dividing the two parties in this election should voters have to show a picture ID to cast a ballot I think this is an effort to diminish.
Minority and poor people's involvement in electoral policies you needed to get welfare you need to get on an airplane.
Take the SAT by liquor by cigarettes the latest controversy is over south Carolina's photo ID law which the Justice Department blocked on December 23.
Claiming -- hurt minorities and the poor attorney general Eric Holder exhorted people to oppose such efforts just days.
-- call on our political -- to resist the temptation to suppress.
Certain votes in the hopes of -- electoral success.
And even stricter -- in Indiana however was upheld years ago by the Supreme Court on a six to three vote.
So now fifteen states have or plan photo IDs.
US Supreme Court.
Upheld the law in the opinion was written by justice John Paul Stevens who -- you know is one of the most liberal stalwarts of the Supreme Court.
And a number of democratic congressman as well as former president Jimmy Carter have also argued in favor of photo IDs nevertheless South Carolina Democrats argue it is too onerous.
Typically you have to have a birth certificate to get 88 official state ID.
Many people don't have the ability to do to pay the 35 dollars here -- -- a similar -- in Georgia however took great pains to avoid such problems.
We will literally send -- Send -- -- and a photographer to the home of anybody that they can can say that they can't get somewhere and get a picture made a total lack -- And the South Carolina law even allows those without photo IDs to vote if they sign an affidavit.
Nevertheless Democrats insist the laws are part of a Republican plot.
A web site of the Democratic National Committee refers to photo IDs as GOP tactics and says quote.
Photo ID and mandates are the most pervasive new restriction on the right to vote.
They are costly and unnecessary.
And they disenfranchise.
Voters decide goes on to say voter fraud he is rare something Republicans -- We did a -- a quick study in the last ten years there have been voter fraud convictions in 46 states look an -- -- And -- local executive committee member of the NAACP.
Was sentenced to five years in.
In Rhode Island photo IDs were proposed and approved by Democrats in the legislature there and Mississippi just -- referendum in which 62%.
Of all voters approved photo IDs.
Neither the practice nor the controversy.
Is going away.
Shannon did Engel thank you very much stand.
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