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North Carolina NAACP leaders to discuss voter ID trial

Posted January 12

— Civil rights activists are finally going to trial later this month to challenge North Carolina's photo identification mandate to vote just weeks before it gets implemented.

The state chapter of the NAACP scheduled a news conference Tuesday in Durham to discuss the voter ID portion of a broader lawsuit it filed challenging a 2013 elections overhaul law. The trial is Jan. 25. The U.S. Justice Department, League of Women Voters and citizens filed similar lawsuits.

Right now, the ID requirement before casting in-person ballots begins with the March 15 primary. Lawmakers last summer allowed more people to vote even if they have difficulty obtaining qualifying ID.

Portions of the lawsuits scaling back early voting and ending same-day registration went to trial last summer. The judge still hasn't ruled.


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  • carlb202 Jan 12, 2016

    @Tom Good one.

  • Tom Boswell Jan 12, 2016
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    I am against voter suppression. I am sick of suppression. All of this suppression happened to be in less than 24 hours. Going on vacation I had to go to the bank to cash a check and you will never believe what happen, bank suppression they asked for an ID to cash MY check. I left there to go to the pharmacy to get a prescription and guess again, you got it Pharmacy suppression. From there I went to UPS to pick up a missed package I needed for my trip and OMG it happened again parcel pickup suppression. They had the audacity to ask for my ID. Heading to the airport feeling abused you will never have guessed what came next, TSA suppression. Did it stop there oh no. Getting to my destination, I needed to rent a car and yep Avis suppression. Eight hours, five suppression’s.

  • Mike Morgan Jan 12, 2016
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    If there was a free cheese give-away, everyone would show their ID to get a brick!