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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina


Added 02-26-20 01:03:01pm EST - “Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Editorial Roundup: North Carolina”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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As far as the courts are concerned, the state’s Voter ID law is ill-conceived, unfair and calculated to disadvantage a certain group of voters. So judges keep saying no to it - most recently in a state appeals court ruling last week. And state Republicans keep refusing to accept no for an answer.

In a unanimous ruling last week, the three-judge N.C. Court of Appeals panel specifically concluded that African American voters were targeted by the law.

The judges also warned Republicans that their prospects going forward are slim to none. The plaintiffs who have sued the state over the law, the judges wrote, seem likely to be able to prove that “discriminatory intent was a motivating factor behind the law.”

A federal court had earlier ruled against the law, blocking its use at least through the March 3 primary, for which early voting already has begun.

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