Pushback, legal action continues against voter photo ID amendment

Daily Tar Heel,  January 8, 2019

In last year’s midterm elections, 55.49 percent of North Carolinians voted to approve a constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote. ...

On Dec. 19, the bill became law, but the North Carolina NAACP filed a federal lawsuit against it the next day to attempt to keep it from taking effect. ...

“We think that many more people will have a difficult time voting than the number of people that will be committing fraud and stopped,” [Thomas Lopez, executive director of Democracy NC] said. “And we think that trade-off isn’t worth it, given the extreme rarity of this circumstance.” 

By Georgia Wieland-Stanford

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