North Carolina’s latest photo voter ID law struck down as racially biased by state judges

North Carolina News

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges have struck down the state’s latest photo voter identification law.

Two of the three trial judges hearing a lawsuit declared on Friday that the December 2018 law is unconstitutional.

The judges barred its enforcement, agreeing with minority voters that Republicans rammed through rules tainted by racial bias as a way to remain in power.

The majority’s decision is now likely headed to a state appeals court.

With two other pending lawsuits, it’s looking more unlikely that a voter ID mandate for in-person and absentee balloting will happen in the 2022 elections.

A previous ID law was struck down five years ago.

This is a developing story.

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