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ADL to DOJ: Block North Carolina's Discriminatory Voting Law
digitaljournal.com ^ | August 20, 2013

Posted on 08/20/2013 3:09:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate whether North Carolina's recently-enacted voting law discriminates against minority voters.

The League urged DOJ to consider seeking a "preclearance" requirement for North Carolina that would bar future voting law changes in the State until a federal court finds that such changes will not discriminate against minority voters.

"Part of honoring and celebrating our country's diversity means protecting the fundamental right to vote for all members of our community, and all citizens of North Carolina," said David C. Friedman, ADL Washington, DC Regional Director. "We were dismayed that almost immediately after the Supreme Court struck down large parts of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), North Carolina passed one of the most sweeping, invidious voting laws to date."

Until the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the 1965 VRA in June in Shelby County v. Holder, 40 of North Carolina's 100 counties were subject to preclearance requirements pursuant to Section 5 of the Act. Less than two months after the decision, North Carolina has enacted one of the harshest, most restrictive voter ID laws in the country to date and has limited access to the ballot in other ways, including greatly reducing the number of early voting days and empowering an increasing number of partisan poll workers who have the potential to intimidate eligible voters.

"We believe that this regressive new law which, among other things, requires government-issued photo identification to vote, makes it easier for partisan poll watchers to challenge eligible voters, and greatly reduces the number of early voting days, will disproportionately impact minorities and prevent eligible voters from exercising their fundamental right to vote," Mr. Friedman said.

ADL urged the DOJ to take action and request that the courts require North Carolina to preclear future voting laws pursuant to Section 3.


TOPICS: US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: northcarolina

1 posted on 08/20/2013 3:09:05 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe
North Carolina should just tell the DOJ to GFT's.

This is a state matter, handled by the state and any interference will be interpreted as an aggressive act of war.

2 posted on 08/20/2013 3:11:40 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So is there anyone who didn’t see this coming?


3 posted on 08/20/2013 3:12:31 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Tailgunner Joe
including greatly reducing the number of early voting days

Never understood why people couldn't get their lazy a**es up and go vote before or after work like our parents and grandparents did.

and empowering an increasing number of partisan poll workers who have the potential to intimidate eligible voters

Like this?


4 posted on 08/20/2013 4:10:44 PM PDT by Clock King ("A Republic! If you can keep it..." We failed, Mr. Franklin.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wow....are there THAT MANY JEWS in NC NOT SMART ENOUGH TO GET ID’S TO VOTE??? Wow...I thought JEWS were SMARTER than BLACKS in figuring out how to DRIVE and FLY and HAVE BANK ACCOUNTS!!! Guess NOT!!!


5 posted on 08/20/2013 4:36:11 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Wow....are there THAT MANY JEWS in NC NOT SMART ENOUGH TO GET ID’S TO VOTE???

Carpetbagger filed the petition, not anyone from N.C.

"David C. Friedman, ADL Washington, DC Regional Director."

6 posted on 08/20/2013 5:10:57 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: BwanaNdege

Wellll, he REPRESENTS JEWS, doesn’t he???


7 posted on 08/20/2013 5:24:16 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Still waiting for some one to produce the law regarding any “Right” to vote...........


8 posted on 08/20/2013 5:39:20 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The days were reduced but ALL precincts will be open. The pre-mature registration of 17 year old citizens is illegal outright.

NC will provide an ID to anyone eligible at full state expense.

Watch the lying ass fraudulent left go apoplectic. “Cheating Must Be Allowed” is their mantra.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 6:23:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Ann Archy
Wellll, he REPRESENTS JEWS, doesn’t he???

Yeah, and Barack Obama "represents" you & me. [Barf alert] Any "activist" that can vaguely be considered in the same group as us MIGHT be said to "represent" us.

"I'm from Lower Slobovia, and I represent the citizen of Earth!" Riiiiight, whatever you say...

10 posted on 08/21/2013 10:47:20 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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