North Carolina’s Voter ID Law Heads to Trial


A voter shows his identification at the polls. (photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
A voter shows his identification at the polls. (photo: Rogelio V. Solis/AP)

 

Colleen Jenkins | Reuters | Reader Supported News | January 25, 2016

pponents of a law requiring North Carolina voters to show certain forms of photo identification at the polls will ask a federal judge on Monday to strike it down on the grounds that it makes casting a ballot harder for minorities.

The trial is the first of several voting rights battles that will play out across the country ahead of the November presidential election.

The case tests a key piece of broad voting restrictions passed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2013 that North Carolina and other states with a history of discrimination no longer needed federal approval for voting law changes affecting minorities.

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