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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s November election can be held under new voting rules drafted last year by Republican lawmakers.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder on Friday denied a motion seeking to hold the November vote under old rules, pending a trial scheduled for next year. A coalition of groups, including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP, filed suit over more than two dozen changes to voting laws approved by the GOP-controlled state legislature in 2013.

The groups say the changes are designed to suppress turnout at the polls among minorities, the elderly and college students – blocs considered more likely to vote for Democrats.

Schroeder also denied a state-submitted motion seeking to have the case dismissed, setting the stage for the trial.

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2015 years 10 months ago

i had to show my i.d. to recycle my old stove at the scrap metal place. why wouldn`t i have to show it to vote ? our elections are too important to NOT have to show i.d.

2015 years 10 months ago

After I cleaned out my temporary files, Facebook no longer recognizes my computer as being a “device” that I have logged on previously. I requested a text to my phone, but they aren’t coming through. Now they demand me to scan an upload my ID in order to get back in my account. If I have to do all that for something so unimportant as Facebook then I should be required to prove that I am legally eligible to vote.


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