COLUMBIA — South Carolina Republican leaders say federal officials are waging war on South Carolina with challenges to a new law requiring a photo ID to vote.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson repeated Tuesday that he will take the U.S. Justice Department’s objections to the law to a federal court in Washington.

Gov. Nikki Haley says the fight for that law is like the state facing issues with the National Labor Relations Board as a union tried to protect workers and challenged a Boeing Co. decision to build a plant in North Charleston.

The voting law requires people to have a state-issued driver’s license or ID card; a military ID or U.S. passport to vote in person.

Opponents say it makes it tougher for the elderly, poor and blacks to vote.