Columbia, S.C. — Today, Jaime Harrison, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement on the South Carolina Democratic Party, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s lawsuit challenging an unconstitutional requirement for voters to disclose their social security numbers in order to vote.
“South Carolinian’s voting rights have long gone unprotected due to acts of voter suppression, and I applaud the efforts taking place,” Harrison said. “This unconstitutional requirement has forced almost one million eligible South Carolina voters, including over 400,000 people of color, from being able to register in the state. The people of South Carolina deserve better from their leaders. Elected officials like Sen. Graham continue to work to restrict their own constituents right to vote. Today’s lawsuit is a strong first step in the fight to ensure the voting rights of South Carolinians are protected.”