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The federal judge who blocked the newest version of a voter ID law in North Carolina cites the state's “sordid history of racial discrimination and voter suppression” as she ordered officials to not enforce the law in 2020.
State Elections Director Karen Brinson Bell on Friday approved 49 additional types of student and employee photo identification for use in the 2020 elections.
The State Board of Elections is seeking public comment on proposed rule changes to voter ID laws which would require photo ID for absentee voting.
North Carolina's new Democratic attorney general says the U.S. Supreme Court should dismiss an appeal of a lower court ruling striking down a voting law even though Republican lawmakers still want it considered.
Attorneys for North Carolina have gotten in one last set of arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court about why a voter identification mandate and 10 days of early voting should be enforced this fall.
North Carolina government leaders have now asked the U.S. Supreme Court to restore a voter identification requirement and other voting rules for November's election.
An appeals court has quickly decided it won't delay enforcement of its ruling striking down North Carolina's photo identification requirement and other election restrictions, including reducing early in-person voting by seven days.
North Carolina Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper will no longer defend in court the state law requiring photo identification to vote and creating other voting restrictions because it was struck down by federal appeals judges.
A challenge to North Carolina's new voter identification requirement will go to trial in state court before the November election.
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