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US judge rejects North Carolina voter ID law

A proposed new law in North Carolina would have required voters to show photo certain photo identification, which a judge ruled would have reduced registration of African AmericansA US federal appeals court has struck down a voter identification law in the state of North Carolina that it said was aimed at limiting the turnout of black voters. For decades African-Americans have been loyal Democratic voters, and party officials believe that Republican governors are aiming to suppress their vote. Among other things, the North Carolina law required voters at the polls starting in 2016 to show certain photo IDs “which African Americans disproportionately lacked, and eliminated or reduced registration and voting access tools that African Americans disproportionately used,” read judge Motz’s ruling.

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