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Joining us now south Carolina's attorney general -- Wilson.
Attorney general great to have you with -- -- -- -- start with one -- that I find just -- In Georgia where a strict voter -- law as you know went into effect are in 2007.
Turnout among African Americans rose by 42%.
From the 2006.
Mid term elections to the 210.
-- terms according to the Georgia secretary of State's office what in the world is going on here.
Well you see a bunch of standards being applied here Lou first off you're right to point out Georgia's law which is nearly identical.
To south -- is voter ID law which was passed in cleared by the Department of Justice several years ago.
Which you also see is the Department of Justice under the leadership of Eric Holder.
Depriving the citizens of the very protections.
Of a wall.
That was passed and upheld by the United States Supreme Court for the citizens of Indiana said it's been upheld by the Supreme Court it has started in pre cleared.
By the Department of Justice for the citizens of Georgia.
And you point out another thing.
African American voter registration up.
I have yet to hear.
Suppressed complaint of someone not being allowed to vote -- this law being used in Georgia.
South Carolina just wants to.
The -- suppress anyone's vote we want to suppress deceased individuals who party -- way to continue to that's the -- were trying to suppress Heather.
Now they've got caught a lobby I understand our won't throw us -- say -- that support comes from but -- -- -- the -- it's outrageous.
It opens op are.
Our polls to fraud and we know that there are sufficient pressure on the on this honor system that we call electoral system anyway.
Well who would not want there to be absolute integrity in this process and who rationally could save that it is that.
That it is somehow subversive.
To insist that one present identification that's required for crying out loud to send a telegram two walk into a government office.
We're driven little out apologized -- I just lost I don't know if you can hear me -- lost the feed all sorry because if you can hear me now can you hear me.
I can hear you drug company go right I tend to do that I apologize for for a perk we're going we'll be tried -- and try this one more time.
How can anyone rationally.
At this point.
Prevail in court without.
Event that it is somehow the restrictive.
Or subversive room and some way of rights to insist on.
The such a low level of identification.
That is a government issued ID that it would be required to enter the attorney general's.
Anyone of the buildings that's under his administration as attorney general the United States.
Well -- only hard the last part of which you just -- the stated some would go bad at this answer is it directly what she just asked apologized.
Would be announced that I've often used in I think you're talking about these being -- mr.
But I often use the people who good about prescription medication in your local pharmacy you can't -- prescription medication without a photo ID.
You can't get into our local off federal building to the Social Security Administration here in Colombia but -- -- photo ID.
You know a photo identification.
Is there is a basic protection.
To protect something as sacred as the electoral process people always talk about you have it constitutional guaranteed right to that.
But you don't -- a guaranteed right to -- without being registered without being documented to ensure that you are you say you war.
All -- -- -- do it is take the registration process we have here and apply photo identification to.
Palestine don't know if you can hear me -- -- attorney general we appreciate your being here I apologize to your for the technical problems.
Will do better next time I hope that next time as soon we appreciate it.