Larry Butler told SC Progressive Network that South Carolina’s new voter photo ID law will prevent him from voting. The state won’t issue him a driver’s license because he can’t produce the necessary documentation. Butler does not have a birth certificate because he was not born in a hospital and the elementary school he attended burnt down many years ago so the required records are not available.
Opponents argue that voter photo ID laws unfairly target minorities and the poor who are less likely to have photo identification.
Watch this video from SC Progressive Network, uploaded June 7, 2011.