U.S. top court allows North Carolina voting restrictions

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed North Carolina’s new voting restrictions, considered among the nation’s most stringent, to go into effect. The court, with two of the nine justices dissenting, granted a last-minute request by state officials seeking to block an appeals court ruling that suspended parts of a new state voting law. The state objected to the Richmond-based 4th U.S. …

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