The News & Observer is reporting Monday night that a U.S. district judge has upheld North Carolina’s voter ID law passed in 2013.
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U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled that a 2013 law that cut the number of days people could vote early, eliminated same-day registration and voting and prohibited people from casting a ballot outside their precinct will stand.
A sweeping decision, upholding all R' s recent changes to NC's elections incl. no same day reg, voter id, no pre-reg https://t.co/sJOn0Qdckf
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The 485-page ruling can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF from WRAL’s website.
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So North Carolina will continue to look like this?
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In March, liberal site Think Progress noted that minorities were hardest hit by the voter ID law: “Early voting data has shown that while black voters make up 22 percent of the state’s voting population, they account for 26 percent of those who said they had a reasonable impediment for not having an acceptable ID.”