05/02/2012 08:45 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2012

South Carolina Voter ID Law: Jim Clyburn Says Organizing Way To Combat

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) told Democratic activists in the Charleston area on Tuesday that organization was the key to limiting the effects of "voter supression" efforts under way through Voter ID laws.

Clyburn told local Democrats to approach the election as if South Carolina's Voter ID law, currently winding its way through the court system after the justice department raised concerns, was already in place.

The congressman said Republicans hoped that, by putting Voter ID laws in place in nine states, a national election can be swayed by lowering turnout by 1 percent in each state.

"I know nothing has changed yet," he said. "But I just do not trust the judiciary that we're operating under."

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