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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Court Upholds North Carolina Photo ID Mandate

Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina's election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP chapter and named voters. They sued alleging the law was passed to discriminate against poor and minority voters in violation of the Constitution and U.S. Voting Rights Act.

While North Carolina had a sordid history of freezing black voters out of the political process, the plaintiffs didn't show that the law hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise electoral politics, Schroeder said.

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Gerald said...

Everyone knows they got a real ID, if they didn't they would be starving without their SNAP cards. They were able to provide one to get those government freebies!

Anonymous said...

Maryland needs to do this, not just go back to paper ballots.

Anonymous said...

The whole nation needs to do this, in this post 911 world every person should have proper papers on them.

Anonymous said...

The voting machines cheat us anyway.