Politic365

 
 


Politics

4:41am July 28, 2013

Strict North Carolina voter ID law passes, DOJ could review law

3345998000_be84172659_b

On Thursday night, the GOP led legislature in North Carolina passed one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country. This comes just a month after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act that required preclearance by the Department of Justice before certain localities could make changes to their voting laws. North Carolina was one of those states that had to have approval by the federal government before altering its voting laws because of its history in discriminatory practices.

The North Carolina law limits the kind of identification that voters can use at the polls to  a North Carolina driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a military ID, or a U.S. passport. A college ID will no longer be sufficient and an out of state license will not work for voters who recently relocated to the state unless that voter has moved into the state within 60 days of the election.

Voting rights advocates were arguing that the cost of obtaining documentation and IDs would limit some minorities from participating in elections. Approximately 5% of North Carolina voters do not have a driver’s license or a state ID card. About a third of the voters in the state who do not have a state issued ID are African American. A majority of the voters who don’t have a state issued ID are Democrats.

The bill also cuts early voting. Early voting was extremely popular in 2012 and was widely used by the Democrats to increase turnout.

North Carolina becomes the first state since the Supreme Court decision to strike down the federal government review of changes in the voter laws to push through a strict voter ID law. Attorney General Eric Holder has suggested that the Department of Justice could monitor the voting laws and file suit if it considers the new laws to be discriminatory.

 

 



About the Author

Adriana Maestas
Adriana Maestas is the senior contributing editor of Politic365.com.




 
 

 
dime1

#HandsUpDontSpend: Pastor Jamal Bryant Urges Economic Boycott Ferguson Protest

Nov. 27 to Dec. 2nd. Baltimore based Pastor Jamal Bryant has kicked off an economic protest/boycott set to take place from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday.  The economic boycott is a way to protest the lack of prosecution of Fer...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 3.55.30 PM

Activists gear up for Dec. 3 protests to highlight US role in funding Mexican security forces

As activists in Mexico have been protesting for weeks to draw attention to the 43 missing students from the Mexican state of Guerrero, their counterparts here in the United States are gearing up for an action on December 3 to d...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 
 
marion1

Marion Barry (1936-2014) and Summer Jobs

From the suites to the streets. Early this morning former Washington, D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry died.   In an age of gridlock where many members of Congress brag about flying back and fourth from ho...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 

Advertisement
 
7-ups2A-1024x762

A Powerful Week for the Black Caucus

SEVEN UP. It was a fascinating week for the Congressional Black Caucus.  Perhaps one of their best days since four Black Caucus members became Committee Chairman in January 2009. The week started with New Jersey Rep. Frank Pa...
by Lauren Victoria Burke
0

 
 
2014-11-20_15-19-54

iAmerica.org launches as a resource for administrative relief

As President Obama announces his plan to provide administrative relief to millions of undocumented immigrants this evening, organizations are gearing up for an influx of questions from those who might be eligible for relief fro...
by Adriana Maestas
0

 




2 Comments


  1. [...] who rely on early voting or lack voter ID. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has suggested that the Department of Justice could file suit if it finds the law to be [...]


  2. As a general rule it is normally advisable to get the larger size rather than the smaller.
    Californians know that great white sharks are not uncommon near Manhattan Beach but one mom wants
    to know if her shark photobomb does indeed show a great white.
    It is set in the time of Napoleon’s exile and his attempted return to
    France.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>