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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:40 PM Jul 2016

*****BREAKING NEWS***** Court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law [View all]

A federal appeals court has struck down North Carolina’s voter identification law, holding that it was “passed with racially discriminatory intent.”
The ruling also invalidated changes the state made in 2013 to early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration.
The state could seek to appeal the decision to the full bench of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals or to the Supreme Court, but it seems unlikely those courts will step in to restore the voter ID law and other voting-related changes in advance of the November election.


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Finally. The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #1
it was “passed with racially discriminatory intent" is all too obvious. They over-reached again. L. Coyote Jul 2016 #59
What was it Alito asked during the case to gut the voting rights act? Volaris Jul 2016 #72
WOOT! ismnotwasm Jul 2016 #2
Great news liberal N proud Jul 2016 #3
I hope they don't leave yellow stains on the white sheets they wear nikto Jul 2016 #61
Not this one LOL I'm swinging from the chandeliers. n/t Mira Jul 2016 #67
Yes! G_j Jul 2016 #4
Could be the difference in the election if it's close MattP Jul 2016 #5
... treestar Jul 2016 #6
AWESOME news leftynyc Jul 2016 #7
Wonderful news Hekate Jul 2016 #8
FANTASTIC! If GOTV efforts are strengthened there auntpurl Jul 2016 #9
YES WE WILL! nt ncgrits Jul 2016 #50
K&R! Bobbie Jo Jul 2016 #10
Cool! nclib Jul 2016 #11
HAPPINESS! Maru Kitteh Jul 2016 #12
FANTASTIC! MoonRiver Jul 2016 #13
Great news! B Calm Jul 2016 #14
Excellent news! -nt Bradical79 Jul 2016 #15
Great - now what are the odds the pollworkers will conveniently "forget" this? whatthehey Jul 2016 #16
Great news! mcar Jul 2016 #17
Win :) RexCasual Jul 2016 #18
To quote Joe Biden, "This is a BFD!" MADem Jul 2016 #19
Yippee! meow2u3 Jul 2016 #20
This very long opinion reads like a primer on the deliberate disenfranchisement of black voters... Princess Turandot Jul 2016 #21
Ok, WI, MI, NC...I know there is another state. How many states this month have AllyCat Jul 2016 #22
tx dsc Jul 2016 #24
These are all swing states except TX. Wow! AllyCat Jul 2016 #25
"...Struck these immoral, unethical and deceptive Laws down" nikto Jul 2016 #62
I just read this else where. Skidmore Jul 2016 #23
Fantastic! SharonClark Jul 2016 #26
OH HELL YES! Raster Jul 2016 #27
That will help HRC in North Carolina bluestateguy Jul 2016 #28
And the down-tickets. Don't forget the down-tickets! Beartracks Jul 2016 #71
WOOOO!!!! yes! nt retrowire Jul 2016 #29
BOO-YA!!!! benld74 Jul 2016 #30
Can't let them steal this one. Good news. mountain grammy Jul 2016 #31
Bad news for Tump humpers (nt) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2016 #32
Woooohoooo! n/t lillypaddle Jul 2016 #33
This is great news! lovemydog Jul 2016 #34
Great news K&R nt Andy823 Jul 2016 #35
Hurray!!! Hulk Jul 2016 #36
K&R! DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #37
There needs to be precinct observers in place. Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2016 #38
Fear the party that fears your vote bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #39
Takeaway lesson: Its not just the Supreme Court justices that the president appoints, progree Jul 2016 #40
Your post right here is the most important one in this thread. So true!!!! UMTerp01 Jul 2016 #42
Very true about the wonderful news, and the importance of N.C. in this election progree Jul 2016 #46
That's what it's all about. yardwork Jul 2016 #51
How many is that now? Still In Wisconsin Jul 2016 #41
...at least 3 this month. LonghornJack Jul 2016 #43
huuuuuuge WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! NoMoreRepugs Jul 2016 #44
Great News -- Especially for Rev. Barber LonghornJack Jul 2016 #45
I love Reverend Barber. yardwork Jul 2016 #52
Awesomeness. KeepItReal Jul 2016 #47
yay! Javaman Jul 2016 #48
Oh. My. GOOOOODDDDDDD! ncgrits Jul 2016 #49
That is the 4th state in the last two weeks where this law was struck down!!! Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 #53
And what a fantastic trend it is! calimary Jul 2016 #64
N Carolina getting smacked around not just for voter ID laws, but they were intended to be Racially Sheepshank Jul 2016 #54
K&R! sarae Jul 2016 #55
What about Texas? Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2016 #56
Moral Monday's ruled wryter2000 Jul 2016 #57
How many states is this now? nt procon Jul 2016 #58
YeSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nikto Jul 2016 #60
Wonderful news! n/t ornotna Jul 2016 #63
I am SO happy. wildeyed Jul 2016 #65
Nice!! unitedwethrive Jul 2016 #66
There is a good chance this decision will tip NC blue in November obamanut2012 Jul 2016 #68
Oh jeez, and now KS? AllyCat Jul 2016 #69
147 Recs. Thank you !!! DemocratSinceBirth Jul 2016 #70
May I please recommend this again? Mira Jul 2016 #73
YES! Orcrist Jul 2016 #74
I hope SheriffBob Jul 2016 #75
Two different people called me about this ruling Gothmog Jul 2016 #76
How many other swing states have these laws? nt jcgoldie Jul 2016 #77
Acoording to the Brennan Center for Justice, seventeen JackBoik Jul 2016 #78
Ohio and virginia I would guess are the big ones jcgoldie Jul 2016 #79
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