01/05/2012 09:36 am ET

Voter I.D.: South Carolina Attorney General To Appeal Justice Department Decision

The battle over the South Carolina voter ID law is not over and state leaders say they will take the fight back to the U.S. Justice Department.

State lawmakers said they plan to fight U.S. Justice Department for rejecting the controversial voter ID law on the basis of racial discrimination.

Officials with the S.C. Attorney General's office said they are moving forward with plans to file an appeal but would not confirm plans for a lawsuit.

"We plan to exhaust every legal action at our disposal," Communications Director for the Attorney General's office Mark Plowden said.

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