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North Carolina Voter Id

The Scalia Dividend

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Scalia made a mighty effort to shape and remake law and public policy in his narrow, retrograde image of what law and public policy in America should be. The Scalia dividend is that with his absence from the court that thankfully will change.

Rights Groups Ready For Battle Over North Carolina Voter ID Ruling

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Civil rights groups and churches opposed to sweeping changes to North Carolina's election rules sai...

North Carolina's Voter ID Law Goes On Trial

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Minority voters in North Carolina will have a harder time casting a ballot this presidential election year if a judge ...

Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Makes Last-Minute Change To Voter ID Law Facing Challenge In Court | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill on Thursday allowing voters who do not have government-issued photo identification to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Senator Says DOJ Challenge To His Voting Law Is A Waste Of Resources | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the newest members of the U.S. Senate suggested Wednesday that he did not think the Department of Justice's decision to sue him w...

Dana Liebelson

This Is What Happened Because Congress Didn't Fix The Voting Rights Act | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A number of voters in Texas reported problems casting their ballots on Election Day, with many of the issues stemming from a restrictive...

Sadly, Social Security Cards Won't Cut It for Many Voters

Jon Sherman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Adding a photo to Social Security Cards would satisfy the voter ID requirement in states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, and Virginia, but it would not fix the problem in other states where the laws are more narrowly drawn.

Ryan J. Reilly

Republicans Must Turn Over Emails On North Carolina Voting Law, Federal Judge Rules | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any race-related emails that North Carolina Republicans may have sent in connection with the voter restrictions they passed last summer ...

Ryan J. Reilly

North Carolina Voting Rights Trial Delayed Until After 2014 Election | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A trial on North Carolina's new voting restrictions won't take place until after the 2014 elections, a federal judge said Thursday. But ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Governor: We Didn't 'Shorten Early Voting,' We 'Compacted The Calendar' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Aug. 13, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a voter ID bill that was widely denounced by civil rights advocates. Not...

Ryan J. Reilly

GOP Official Resigns Over Racist Remarks | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican precinct official in North Carolina resigned from his position Thursday, after The Daily Show aired a segment on the state'...

Everything You Need To Know About DOJ's Lawsuit To Stop America's Worst Voter Suppression Law | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

The Justice Department will file a lawsuit today challenging four parts of North Carolina’s recently enacted voter suppression law, invoking what re...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Administration Will Sue State Over Restrictive Voting Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by ...

GOP Candidate Calls North Carolina Voter ID Law A 'Turd'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Jason Thigpen is speaking out against North Carolina's new voter identification law, characterizing the measure pas...

Dave Jamieson

Colin Powell Gives GOP Stern Warning On Voter ID Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell warned Republicans on Sunday that the strict voter identification laws they're pursuing around th...

Powell Condemns State's Voter ID Law In Front Of Governor Who Signed It

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell condemned North Carolina's new voting laws on Wednesday, telling a Raleigh audience that he believes the restri...

Nine-Term State Senator Resigns To Protest Voter Suppression

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

A North Carolina state senator is resigning after nine terms in office to protest the state's new voter ID law, which Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into...

National Review and Voter ID

Andrew Pavelyev | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Andrew Pavelyev

National Review used to be a serious magazine of conservative thought. But now it has degenerated into partisan cheerleading.

North Carolina House Bill 589; or, Politics in the New Third World

Mark Axelrod | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

I find it increasingly difficult to believe that certain states in the alleged "United States" would mindfully attempt to undermine the right to vote ...

Jason Linkins

New North Carolina Voter ID Law Could Bollix The 2016 Presidential Primary Calendar | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

North Carolina's new voter ID law, signed and enacted by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) this week, requires the state's voters to furnish identification at the ...

GOP Gov. Signs Harsh Voter ID Law, Promptly Gets Slapped With Lawsuits

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed a bill Monday requiring photo identification at the polls and eliminating a slew of voting measures designe...

Students Speak Out Against Voter ID Bill

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University are normally bitter rivals, but their student governments put aside their differences...

Saki Knafo

Are North Carolina Lawmakers Racist? Answer Could Determine Fate Of Voting Laws | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

In recent weeks, civil-rights advocates and legal experts in North Carolina have contemplated a provocative question: Are the state’s Republican law...

Saki Knafo

North Carolina's New Voter Law Could Encourage Voter Intimidation, Harassment, Election Officials Fear | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

In the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, reports of harassment and intimidation at the polls were so rampant in North Carolina that the state'...

Republican Proposal 'Clearly Targeting Student Voters'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade and Saki Knafo | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Legislation that North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) plans to sign into law -- despite not reading the entire bill -- will make it more difficult for ...