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The Christmas Tea Party

Artist - Pat Bagley

In other news, the Department of Justice will block voter ID provisions signed into law in South Carolina earlier this year because the state's own analysis indicates the law will disproportionately effect minorities.

Officials in DOJ’s Civil Rights Division found a significant racial disparity in the data provided by South Carolina, which must have changes to its election laws precleared under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, because of past history of discrimination. The data demonstrated that registered non-white voters were 20 percent more likely than white voters to lack the specific type of photo identification required to exercise their constitutional rights, according to a letter sent to South Carolina and obtained by TPM.

Woops! The game is up!

Expect light (or none at all) blogging this weekend. Merry War on Christmas!