Duncan Issues Statement on SCOTUS Voting Rights Act Ruling

June 25, 2013
Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act ruling:

"Today's Supreme Court's ruling invalidating the preclearance requirements contained within the Voting Rights Act is a win for fairness, South Carolina, and the rule of law. The preclearance requirement forced South Carolina to spend millions of dollars to defend a photo identification requirement for voting that had already been ruled constitutional by the US Supreme Court. The court's ruling will hopefully end the practice of treating states differently and recognizes that we live in 2013, not the 1960's.”