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North Carolina court rejects Republican photo voter ID law as unconstitutional By Reuters


By Daniel Trotta

(Reuters) – A North Carolina court on Friday struck down a voter photo identification law passed by Republicans in 2018, finding it intentionally discriminated against Black voters who were likely to vote Democratic.

After a 2016 U.S. appeals court found that an earlier law targeting African Americans was “with almost surgical accuracy”, this ruling is North Carolina’s second consecutive Republican-backed voter ID law being overturned.

The 2-1 majority ruled that Friday’s 2018 law was motivated, at minimum in part, by an illegal intent to target African American voter.

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