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      SC voter ID law hits black precincts

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's new voter photo identification law appears to be hitting black precincts in the state the hardest.

      An Associated Press analysis of the impact of the new state law shows 10 precincts around the state where nonwhite voters make up almost all the voters who could be ineligible to cast a ballot under the new law.

      At Benedict College in Columbia, more than 1,300 active registered voters lack state-issued photo identification. That's half of the people voting at the college's precinct.

      The state's photo identification law requires people to show a South Carolina driver's license or identification card, a military ID or passport when they vote. They can still cast a provisional ballot or vote absentee.

      The law is being reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice.

      (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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