Federal Court: DOJ Must Reimburse South Carolina for Voter ID Folly
A federal court has ruled that South Carolina was the prevailing party in the unnecessary Voter ID litigation, and therefore the Justice Department is liable for paying the stateâ€™s costs. South Carolina spent $3,500,000 to obtain federal court approval of the stateâ€™s Voter ID law as non-discriminatory under the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit was made necessary only because of the political and ideological radicalism of Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez and his deputy Matthew Colangelo.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilsonâ€™s office was quick to respond to the courtâ€™s ruling late yesterday:
â€œThe state Attorney Generalâ€™s Office blamed the U.S. Department of Justice for the high cost of the case. They accused the federal government of delaying the case by 120 days by filing numerous frivolous motions, including challenging the 12-point font size on a document the state filed....