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SC legislators plan to hear about dead voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The director of the state's Election Commission is expected to talk to legislators about voter registration data that prompted an investigation about dead people voting.

Commission Executive Director Marci Andino is scheduled to appear before a House panel Tuesday.

Department of Motor Vehicles Executive Director Kevin Shwedo told the same panel last week that he analyzed voter ID data and found more than 900 people listed as dead who had cast ballots in elections. Some votes came more than six years after deaths.

Attorney General Alan Wilson requested an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division.

South Carolina's new voter ID law has been challenged by the U.S. Justice Department. It requires that people show government-issued identification with photographs to vote in person.

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