Monday, September 30, 2013
Justice Dept. files suit to stop NC voter law
Great news in this article. The US Justice Dept. (DOJ) filed suit today challenging the draconian North Carolina law that would deliberately disenfranchise minority voters. The law does so by eliminating early voting days, eliminating same-day registration, throwing out certain provisional ballots and requiring certain forms of picture ID. The DOJ will also ask that NC submit any voting changes to a federal panel or judiciary, which used to be in the Voting Rights Act until struck down by the Supreme Court. The DOJ intends this as a strong message to any other States considering such voting changes. Kudos to the DOJ for pursuing action against blatant and regressive voting restrictions.