RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge has decided to uphold North Carolina’s new voting law, according to WTVD-TV.
Republican lawmakers passed the sweeping changes last year. However, critics argue the new law could hurt voter turnout among minorities.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder denied a motion seeking to hold the November vote under old rules saying the groups failed to show they would suffer “irreparable harm.”
The 125 page order details the reasons why the state’s current restrictions will stick. The court said an injunction is an extraordinary action to be granted.
Groups working together, including the NAACP, have filed lawsuits challenging the voting law, which is considered on the toughest in the nation.
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