September 30th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
7 months ago

Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voting law

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Monday seeking to block parts of a new North Carolina voting law that tightens election procedures, including requiring photo identification to cast ballots.

The lawsuit would challenge four parts of the law and ask a court to require North Carolina to obtain pre-approval for certain voting law changes under a part of the Voting Rights Act that remains in effect, according to a person briefed on the legal filing.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. jinx9to88

    Just go get a valid ID and stop crying. There is plenty of time to do it and then vote these representatives out of office.

    September 30, 2013 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    It took the Justice Department long enough.
    The Republicans are looking to win elections by hook because they're crooks.

    September 30, 2013 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Like I said when the SCOTUS struck down "the hammer" portion of the Voting Rights Act, it is open season for poll taxes and other forms voting rights discrimmination. The VRA no longer has any teeth to enforce its' own provisions.

    September 30, 2013 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  4. Bessy

    Just another Republican state trying to push their weight around.

    September 30, 2013 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  5. sonny chapman

    It's easier to buy an AR-15 in N. Carolina than it is to vote.

    September 30, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  6. rs

    jinx9to88

    Just go get a valid ID and stop crying. There is plenty of time to do it and then vote these representatives out of office.
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    Why? There is ZERO evidence of any measurable voter fraud, and the GOP is betting that a ;large percentage will not or cannot acquire such ID- hence, removing themselves from the voting rolls. In a Democracy, wouldn't it be good for MORE to vote? What are Republicans really standing for here?

    September 30, 2013 11:03 am at 11:03 am |