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.