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"Reasonable impediments" in North Carolina's new law include illness, lack of transportation to obtain a photo ID, or a lost or stolen card. "Turning away a valid voter at the poll is unjust. Allowing voters to game the system is unjust," said Rep.
Charlotte Observer · ByGary D. Robertson · 6/28/2015
North Carolina was ordered to restore provisional ballots and same-day voter registrations last week when a U.S. appeals court found some provisions of a wide-ranging voter law, with restrictions considered among the nation's most stringent, could ...
Yahoo News · 10/7/2014
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday signed into law changes in how residents can vote that includes requiring them to show a photo ID at polling stations, a move that triggered threats of legal action from the NAACP and other groups. The American ...
FOX News · 8/13/2013
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The Justice Department is suing North Carolina over that state's restrictive new voting law. The lawsuit takes aim at provisions that limit early voting periods and require a government photo ID as an illegal form of discrimination against minorities at ...
NPR News · 9/30/2013
Voters in North Carolina will not have access to same-day registration or out-of-precinct voting in this midterm election, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked an appellant court order to stay parts of a sweeping voting law that voting-rights ...
Time · 10/9/2014
On Thursday night, the GOP led legislature in North Carolina passed one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country. This comes just a month after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act that required preclearance by the Department ...
Politic365 · 7/28/2013
HOPE MILLS, N.C. — Alberta Currie, the great-granddaughter of slaves, was born in a farmhouse surrounded by tobacco and cotton fields. Her mother, Willie Pearl, gave birth with the assistance of a midwife. No birth certificate was issued; a birth ...
Los Angeles Times · ByDavid Zucchino · 9/8/2013
Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina pushed back hard against the Obama administration on Monday, saying that a lawsuit by the Justice Department over the state’s restrictive voter identification laws was a politically influenced overreach. “I thinks it ...
New York Times · ByKim Severson · 10/1/2013
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department sued North Carolina on Monday in a bid to block a new state law that forces voters to present a photo identification before casting a ballot and limits early voting, arguing the measure discriminates against ...
Chicago Tribune · 9/30/2013
Washington — Attorney General Eric Holder, announcing a Justice Department lawsuit seeking to overturn key parts of North Carolina’s new election law, accused state lawmakers of waging an aggressive, targeted effort to undermine the voting rights of ...
The Christian Science Monitor · ByWarren Richey · 9/30/2013
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