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DOJ to monitor South Carolina election

The Justice Department announced that it will monitor Tuesday's special election in South Carolina between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, under the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Reuters reports:

The Justice Department said in a statement it was monitoring the election under provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The law bars election discrimination on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.

The department did not give a reason for the monitoring. Tuesday's vote will take place under South Carolina's new law mandating photo identification for voters, and Justice Department monitors observed primary elections.


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