Groups protest South Carolina voter ID bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WTOC) - It's a move to protect your right to vote, but many think it might keep some from exercising it.

Tuesday groups opposed to the voter ID bill protested at the South Carolina State House.

Representatives from organizations like the League of Women Voters, the NAACP, and AARP say the plan to require a photo ID at the polls would discourage some voters and in the midst of state budget cuts, the cost of the bill is also a concern.

"This is ridiculous. We ought to be about making voting in this state easier and I believe the citizens want that to happen," said State Representative Bill Clyburn.

The debate is over, at least for now. The state's senate judiciary committee voted to advance the measure to the Senate floor after amending the house version.

WTOC will let you know what they decide.

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