Breaking Now: Just moments ago, in a move that will anger many conservatives across the country, judges in North Carolina blocked the state’s voter ID law, saying it discriminated against Black people.
“A panel of North Carolina judges in a split decision Friday blocked the state’s voter ID law, saying it discriminates against Black people,” according to CNBC.
“Two judges on the panel said in their majority opinion that evidence shows the law, which requires voters to present a photo identification to cast a ballot, ‘was enacted in part for a discriminatory purpose.’ [emphasis added]
“The decision in Wake County Superior Court also said that the law ‘would not have been enacted in its current form but for its tendency to discriminate against African American voters.’ [emphasis added]
“The ruling cited a 2015 analysis by a political scientist which showed that hundreds of thousands of registered voters in North Carolina potentially lacked ID that would qualify them to cast ballots under the law.
“That analysis found that 9.6% of Black ‘registered voters lacked acceptable ID’ for voting under a prior voter ID bill, ‘as compared with 4.5% of white registered voters.'”
For more of this developing report, please go to CNBC.
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