Feb 23, 2019

North Carolina judge overturns mandatory voter ID amendment

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A state judge on Friday afternoon ruled to remove the North Carolina constitutional amendment requiring voter ID, citing rampant gerrymandering in the state's general assembly, reports The Hill.

The big picture: The judge said that a voter ID amendment shouldn't have been proposed or put before voters as a ballot measure at all, claiming the general assembly poorly reflects the state's citizenry. North Carolina's NAACP celebrated the decision, calling the voter ID law "racist." North Carolina's GOP chairman Robin Hayes, meanwhile, said the ruling should be overturned, adding that the ballot measures were passed by an "overwhelming majority of North Carolinians."

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