Supreme Court thwarts voter ID law that targeted black voters with 'almost surgical precision'

Supreme Court thwarts voter ID law that targeted black voters with 'almost surgical precision'The United States Supreme Court has quelled an attempt by Republicans in North Carolina to reinstate a controversial voter-identification law that a lower court said targeted African American voters with an “almost surgical precision”. The Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal following the ruling last year by the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, but did not indicate that it had done so based on the merits of the case. The voter identification law, championed by state Republicans, required people to show photo ID at the polls, reduced the number of early voting days, eliminated same-day registration, and got rid of out-of-precinct voting.



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