SC senators refuse to back limited early voting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina senators have ended a filibuster on a voter ID bill by refusing to accept a House compromise they say limits voters' ability to cast ballots early.

A hoarse Sen. Brad Hutto relinquished the podium Thursday after senators agreed to revert to their version of the bill. The Orangeburg Democrat says he talked for two days because he didn't want to move backward in voting rights.

House and Senate GOP members backed a measure that passed the House Tuesday. It created eight days of early voting, but in only one location per county and limited other absentee voting.

Sen. Gerald Malloy says if House leaders want to require voters show a photo ID, they'll sign the Senate version with more time and locations.

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