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North Carolina voter ID law blocked by appeals court as discriminatory


Added 02-18-20 08:29:01pm EST - “A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state's voter identification law from going into effect, arguing it was a "discriminatory intent" to suppress black votes and should have been blocked months ago. ?” - Foxnews.com

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A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state’s voter identification law from going into effect, arguing it was a “discriminatory intent” to suppress black votes and should have been blocked months ago.

In its unanimous ruling, the three-judge Court of Appeals panel reversed a lower court’s July decision that refused to prevent implementation of the photo ID requirement approved by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. The law came after voters added an ID requirement to the state constitution in November 2018.

"I Voted" stickers wait for voters at a polling station inside the library at Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Los Angeles. 

A majority of judges on the lower state court had declared that the plaintiffs failed to demonstrate they were likely to win at trial on claims that the December 2018 law designed to implement the amendment showed discriminatory intent against black voters.

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