Democrats file federal lawsuit in South Carolina amid coronavirus pandemic

Democrats file federal lawsuit in South Carolina amid coronavirus pandemic
The use of South Carolina's new voting machines in November 2019 elections increased election expenses. (Source: WMBF)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Democrats filed a federal suit on Saturday to remove restrictive and unconstitutional barriers to absentee mail-in voting amid COVID-19 outbreak.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic National Committee, and South Carolina Democratic Party filed the ‘Four Pillars’ suit in a U.S. Federal Court in Columbia, South Carolina.

The lawsuit seeks to remove four restrictive and unconstitutional barriers to accessing an absentee mail-in ballot so that all of South Carolina’s 3.3 million voters have access to a safe and healthy voting option.

The “Four Pillars” suit follows a South Carolina Supreme Court lawsuit Democrats filed in April to expand voting access ahead of the primary election on June 9, 2020 and the November general election.

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