10/01/2013 08:51 am ET

Everything You Need To Know About DOJ's Lawsuit To Stop America's Worst Voter Suppression Law


The Justice Department will file a lawsuit today challenging four parts of North Carolina’s recently enacted voter suppression law, invoking what remains of the Voting Rights Act since the five Republicans on the Supreme Court killed a key prong of the law last June. DOJ’s lawsuit will allege that four parts of the voter suppression law — North Carolina’s decision to cut early voting days, to require a photo ID to vote, to end same-day voter registration for early voters and to make it harder for voters who show up at the wrong polling place to vote — all justify placing the state under federal supervision to prevent it from disenfranchising voters.

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