Skip to comments.North Carolina voter law challenged: 'the worst suppression since Jim Crow'
Posted on 07/06/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT by PoloSec
North Carolinas voter identification law, which has been described as the most sweeping attack on African American electoral rights since the Jim Crow era, is being challenged in a legal hearing that opens on Monday.
Civil rights lawyers and activists are gathering in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the start of the legal challenge that is expected to last all week. They will be seeking to persuade a federal district judge to impose a preliminary injunction against key aspects of HB 589, the voting law enacted by state Republicans last August.
Lawyers for the North Carolina branch of the NAACP and the civil rights group the Advancement Project will argue that the main pillars of the law should be temporarily halted ahead of a full trial next year. Otherwise, they say, tens of thousands of largely poor black voters could find themselves turned away at the polls at the midterm elections in November.
This is the worst voter suppression law we have seen since the days of Jim Crow. It is a full-on assault on the voting rights of minorities, said Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina state conference of the NAACP.
North Carolina was the first state to take advantage of the landmark US supreme court ruling last June that removed one of the most powerful provisions in the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In Shelby County v Holder, the supreme court struck down the so-called pre-clearance requirement that had for almost half a century acted as a stalwart against racial discrimination at the polls in largely Southern states.
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This means every country in the world is racist
Which federal judge has the case? That will tell you the outcome..it’s preordained..
You need an ID for everything in this country except to vote!
Expect a bunch of voter Id laws to bite the dust before the Nov elections , probably by the same judges that over turned the same sex marriage bans
Even South Africa requires an I.D.!
These freaks are even against dipping your finger in ink like they do there as well.
Do they need identification to qualify for their EBT cards?
Resist finger inking we much!
This is about Kay Hagan and nothing else. They’re doing what they can to protect that senate seat.
These laws are ridiculous.
How do they expect new illegals to vote with this kind of restriction?
It takes time to get a bogus ID - just ask Obama.
And how do they expect Holders People to be able to vote multiple times if they have to show an ID?
If they only get paid for voting one time they won’t even make enough to bother getting up in the morning .
They're on a roll!
You mean liberal blacks are only getting 3 votes a pieces, on average?
Pure hyperbole from the good reverend. Since getting an ID is easier than buying a bottle of cheap wine and since applying for government benefits requires one, the NAACP is clearly worried about something else. That something else is the massive voter fraud that is ongoing in North Carolina. It's much harder to win when you have to actually get an eligible voter to the polls to cast a ballot.
Put their picture on their EBT card.
Two problems solved.
Don't know about NC, but here in SC, yes.
India has 1.26 billion people, of whom about 37% live in poverty. The per capita income is less than 3% of that of the United States.
Every voter has a government issued picture ID.
Besides, the election officials aren't going to compare your DL with your BC. I strongly suspect if you present your DL, you'll be allowed to vote, no problem.
Mountain out of a molehill.
It seems to me that if you can take thirty voters and make them 90 and get paid for the results you are going to move Heaven and Earth to keep that cash flow going. This is the reason voter ID laws are so threatening to the “leaders” who bring the suits.
My birth certificate doesn’t tally as well because I got married and my last name changed. That argument is ridiculous.
Never mind. We know why.
This has everything to do with illegal immigrants and not much more. They need them for Kay Hagen to win.
Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, the North Carolina NAACP, the League of Women
Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union will argue the case against state lawyers over
the law in U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem on Monday. U.S. attorneys and civil rights
groups are asking a judge for a preliminary injunction to temporarily delay implementation of
parts of the law. The hearing is a prelude to a trial scheduled for July 2015 where a
judge will determine whether to uphold or strike down the law.
The judge in the preliminary injunction case Monday will not rule on whether to uphold or
strike down the whole law with the voter ID mandate. Instead, he will decide what, if
any, specific parts should be delayed until a final decision on the law is made in 2015.
The group wants a judge to temporarily reinstate same-day voter registration, the longer early
voting period that was trimmed from 17 days to 10 days, and allow 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register
to vote. They also want polling officials barred from asking voters whether they have valid
identification when they vote. The law otherwise directs poll-workers to ask voters if they have
an ID and if they don’t, provide them with information on how to get one before the 2016 election.
Of course, but the article IS about North Carolina, isn’t it. You could have made a comment pointing out that the problem is not limited to just North Carolina instead of trying to be a smart ass.
Worst voter suppression since Jim Crow? That’s it? That’s the best they can come up with? Man, the NAACP is really running out of arrows in its quiver. Can’t they at least invoke the Holocaust, Wounded Knee, the Goths in Rome, the Great Flood, something at least just a little less tiresome than poor old, hackneyed, worn-out, used up Jim Crow?
How about Stalin and the millions killed in the fabricated famine? Oh, wait, they’re on his side. Never mind.
But why a Tuesday in November? The answer stems from the agrarian makeup of 19th-century America. In the 1800s, most citizens worked as farmers and lived far from their polling place. Since people often traveled at least a day to vote, lawmakers needed to allow a two-day window for Election Day. Weekends were impractical, since most people spent Sundays in church, and Wednesday was market day for farmers. With this in mind, Tuesday was selected as the first and most convenient day of the week to hold elections. Farm culture also explains why Election Day always falls in November. Spring and early summer elections were thought to interfere with the planting season, and late summer and early fall elections overlapped with the harvest. That left the late fall month of Novemberafter the harvest was complete, but before the arrival of harsh winter weatheras the best choice. --Ask History
So it was no problem 170 years ago to spend a day traveling by horse to the city where you would vote, sleep in the back of your wagon, vote in the morning and spend the rest of the day traveling home by horse. --But today we can't be bothered to spend an hour getting a free government issued picture ID? Many of these folks don't have jobs, so it can't be an issue of time.
Well EXCUUUUUUSE Me you pompous a$$. I’ll be sure to follow centurion316’s rules of the posting protocol in the future. Get a life!
UN vote monitors brought in by Democrats were stunned that ID’s weren’t required.
Oh, you are simply copying what others like to do on Free Republic and it’s why this place is a shadow of its former self. You can be sure that I will never bother to FIX anything that you choose to post.
Well, here they are:
Photo ID. This is standard practice around the world. What's the problem?
Same-day registration. Again, standard practice, countries around the world have voter rolls, including majority black countries.
Early voting. As a matter of opinion, I oppose early voting. I don't know whether countries around the world allow multiple election days.
Out-of-precinct ballots. Again, this has to be standard practice around the world. You vote where you are registered to vote, where you are listed on the voting rolls. If you aren't listed, you're not a registered voter.
Elimination of pre-registration. Allowing non-eligible people to register to vote, just sound stupid to me and rife for corruption. Again, I'm not aware of "pre-registration" being used around the world.
These provisions are the face of evil today. Really?
Help me here . . . I posted my comments and you centurion316 chose to not only edit them but on top of that called me a smart ass. I have not read your posts in the past but I will damn sure make an effort to avoid them in the future.
And as far as “fixing” my posts . . . if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
What an insufferable Jerk!
I suggested that you might be trying to be a smart ass. I erred. I was far too kind.
White People don’t have to show ID at the Polls, who knew?
The 2014 Primary in Mississippi was the first Election that required Voter ID in that State.
Surprisingly, the requirement did not deter Thousands of Blacks from Voting for Thad.
My super duper Lib B-I-L who lives in MS was outraged by the Voter ID Law because those Evil Republicans don’t want Blacks to Vote. He was additionally outraged when I asked him which Party wrote and enforced the Jim Crow Laws.
I went and obtained a NC state picture ID. Took 6 minutes. Bus stop out front. Seoparate facility just for picture IDs. A lot of older people there. They have an extensive list of documents you can use as proof.
You need one to join the NAACP protests against voter ID that they hold at the NC Capitol. Truth, the flyers for the protests said bring ID. smh
I believe there were threads about it here on FR.