Justice Department Sues North Carolina over Voter ID Law

Hunter Schwarz, Washington Post, July 7, 2014

A North Carolina  judge will decide whether portions of the state’s voter ID law, described as “discriminatory” by critics, should be implemented or delayed, following suits filed by the federal government and others.

The law requires voters to show photo ID at the polls, eliminates same-day registration and pre-registration for students as young as 16, and cuts the early-voting period from 17 to 10 days. Lawyers from the U.S. Department of Justice, NAACP, and League of Women Voters will argue for a preliminary injunction against portions of the law in a U.S. District Court in Winston-Salem on Monday. A trial will be held in the case in 2015, according to the Associated Press.

“The state legislature took extremely aggressive steps to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans,”  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said at a press conference announcing the lawsuit in September. “This is an intentional step to break a system that was working and it defies common sense.”

{snip}

Thirty-four states have passed laws requiring voters to show some sort of identification to vote, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Topics: , , , ,

Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.
  • Long Live Dixie

    Does anyone still think the system can be reformed?

    • Sick of it

      At this point, we will only be free when this system is utterly destroyed.

  • MekongDelta69

    Just wait… There’s going to be a huge document released fairly soon, listing (almost) every incidence of voter fraud in the last 30+ years.

    All these people are literally consumed and obsessed with race, 24/7/365.

    • TruthBeTold

      Do you know this is going to happen or is this your hope?

  • Puggg

    You need photo ID to visit someone in jail or prison. I would guess that blacks have to do that a lot.

    • r j p

      Maybe blacks should just be microchipped like dogs. One and done.

    • Who Me?

      They have ID, they just want something else to play victim about.They use valid ID to get their food stamps and WIC, get on section 8, visit their baby daddy in jail and buy a couple of 40’s and a pack of Newports on the way home. Then they have to show ID to get in “Da Club”. The average black, living an average ghetto lifestyle shows their valid ID ten times more than the usual White.

  • Boo Ray

    Does requiring a driver’s license prevent blacks from driving?

    • propagandaoftruth

      I hate Eric Holder.

  • Maximo Partagas

    You can’t expect black people to get voter ID. I mean, white guys? Sure. Hispanics? No problem. Asians and Jews? Obviously. But, have you met any black people in your life? You really think they’re capable of going to a government office with the proper paperwork and coming out with identification with their name on it? These guys? Seriously? Seriously? Okay, well, right after you run across a black American who can figure out how to get his own ID, why don’t we set up classrooms to teach cats how to do Algebra. Hey, Mr. Kitty, 3x + 10 + 2x = 12 + 4x? Black people getting IDs? Geeze….

    • TruthBeTold

      What it is is a backhand admission that blacks aren’t as smart as other groups.

      • Nonhumans

        And easy to trick nonhumans and libtards into admitting it, repeatedly.

    • propagandaoftruth

      If the dems want to ship in all the shiftless negroes who are too lazy to fill out some paperwork and get a free pic ID (which could help in getting a job, by the way, or in not getting arrested when a cop asks for some ID)…

      Let the shiftless Dem party fill out their paperwork, roust them from their hangovers and give ’em rides to the polls on election day… When I was a Dem operative that’s a large part of what I’d do…

      “Here blackie, please get off your lazy brown bum and go vote for your own benefit. Oh, and to destroy me. What the hell am I doing this for!?!?!?”

      Yes we all make mistakes in life.

    • x=2, figured it out without as much as moving a muscle in my body save my eyes. Personally I would be okay with having the ability to solve such an algebra problem to be a prerequisite to being able to register to vote.

  • This case is not about voting rights, but about encouraging voter fraud, which the demorat party is famous for. It’s about making it easier for blacks to vote multiple times. The DC regime is a criminal one, with them making little effort to hide their criminality. Until Obama/Holer are impeached, or other drastic action is undertaken, recognize that everything that happens now is fraud, window dressing to fool the sheep into thinking that there is still a rule of law.

    There is no law, only dictates by a tyranny that does not represent me or you.

  • WR_the_realist

    The same blacks who have no trouble figuring out how to get food stamps, WIC payments, Medicare, and section 8 housing are somehow incapable of getting a valid state ID.

    So every Democrat tells me. They must have a really high opinion of blacks.

    • Alexandra1973

      Heh. We have a black president that didn’t even show his real birth certificate…and meanwhile I had to show mine when I first got my driver’s license.

      • Sick of it

        I had to show my birth certificate to obtain my first minimum wage job. A terrible fast food job. Should we not expect the same of a candidate for President of the United States?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Marxists like Holder hate free and fair elections.

    Voter fraud violates the rights of those who vote legally.

    I think if you are too stupid to figure out how to get a free ID, I don’t want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation of the world for the next four years.

    –George Carlin

    (with a bit of poetic license taken by Bon).

    • In Missouri you need photo ID to buy canned compressed air duster.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        In California, you need photo ID to buy cough syrup.

  • Dave West

    God forbid we should force all those unemployed welfare queens, kings, and princes to leave their porches for some reason other than to go to the liquor store or to talk to their brothas’ that just walked by and take at most 2 to 4 hours out of their day to make their way down to the county building; In many states it’s free to get an ID.

  • Dave West

    Not only could they make getting an ID free in every state, they could pay people $20 to get an ID for all I care. I just want to see if blacks will even make the effort given those circumstances.

    • r j p

      Jus twonny dolla?

  • IKUredux

    Once again, another bogus issue. This is nothing more than psyops against Whites. Come on! Puhlease, there is no reason in the world why any citizen would have a problem to get I.D.; actually, at this point there is no reason why an illegal alien invader couldn’t also come up with I.D. to vote. This is another political RED herring. Besides, democracy has become overrated. It no longer works for us(U.S.) There is widespread fraud. I already don’t trust the results of ANY election. Not one, not for anything. I don’t trust this government. I don’t trust my elected officials. I don’t trust the results on referendums. I don’t trust the campaign workers. Since EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY THING in this country has now become politicized, I DON’T TRUST ANYONE, ESPECIALLY MY FELLOW WHITES!!!!!!

  • Michigan Patriot

    All disparate negative laws against
    Whites ( original-Americans) are created and maintained since 1964 but let something be possibly negative towards a non-white, all Hell breaks out and cries of racism everywhere; what a double, hypocritical racial bias!

  • emiledurk16

    “The state legislature took extremely aggressive steps to curtail the voting rights of African-Americans,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said”

    Requiring a photo ID is an extremely aggressive step at curtailing the voting rights of blacks. An EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE action against blacks!

    Did the state legislature say just blacks must present a photo ID? No. But according to “My people” Holder requiring an ID is a burdensome disenfranchisement.

    I’m sure the appeals court will agree and assign state workers to go to the residences of blacks and solicit the appropriate vote remotely.

    Here’s a hallmark card from Philly to remind us whose votes are being curtailed.

  • Alexandra1973

    Speaking of blacks and politics…Nutty Nagin’s just got himself a scholarship: http://news(dot)yahoo(dot)com/10-sentence-ex-orleans-mayor-nagin-151709095.html

  • Blacks are hardly “negatively” impacted at all by photo ID requirements to vote. Much less disparately.

    Photo ID voting requirements by themselves really won’t prevent much voter fraud.

    What this is all about is the Democrat-left-crackpotville continuing to peddle a narrative that the nasty ole Weepubwicans want to take the franchise away from Africanus Bellcurvius (if only), to goose the turnout of elderly black women who consciously remember Martin Luther King, civil rights marches, the civil rights and voting rights acts being implemented and enforced, etc.

    • propagandaoftruth

      See my post about my experience as a Dem with them.