South Carolina Will Offer One Day Of Free Rides To DMV For Those Without Voter IDs

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced yesterday that the state will provide free rides to Department of Motor Vehicle offices for those who do not have valid forms of voter identification, following through on a promise she made nearly two months ago. After Haley’s original promise, she came under fire when state Democrats circulated the story of a 76-year-old black Army veteran who had called her office looking for a ride, only to be turned away. When Haley originally made the promise, ThinkProgress calculated it would take more than seven years for her to provide rides to the 178,000 voters without ID. Should a large amount of those without ID request rides, the state plans to tap into other agencies to help transport them to DMV locations.