Sunday, September 21, 2014
NC Republicans see positives with voter ID credit
These changes and the pending photo ID mandate have created a rallying cry for opponents of the Republican agenda at the General Assembly, anchoring the "Moral Monday" movement. It's also spawned four separate lawsuits — including three federal cases — that call the measure discriminatory to minority voters.
A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will meet in Charlotte this week to hear arguments on an injunction to prevent elements in the law already implemented in the May primary from being used in the fall election.
"Our lawyers are battling in the courts, and we believe ultimately we will be victorious," the Rev. William Barber, president of the state NAACP, one lawsuit plaintiff. "We're deeply concerned about the (voter) suppression that all these laws could cause."