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Judges strike down North Carolina voter ID law

Voter ID-North Carolina
Posted at 7:19 PM, Sep 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-17 19:25:47-04

RALEIGH, N.C. — A panel of North Carolina judges struck down the state's photo identification law.

In a split decision, two of the three judges declared it unconstitutional.

"So long as some discriminatory impact remains, as the majority of this three-judge panel finds it would, we must invalidate a law that was enacted with discriminatory intent," the court stated.

The plaintiffs alleged the law was created to make it harder for Black people to vote.

The decision is expected to be appealed.

This is the second voter ID law that has been struck down in North Carolina.

The Hill reports federal appeals court "shot down" parts of a similar 2013 law that targeted Black voters.