Courts Make Photo ID Less Likely In N Carolina 2020 Voting

Feb 18, 2020

A North Carolina appeals court has joined a federal judge in ruling against the state's newest voter photo identification law. Tuesday's unanimous decision means it's increasingly unlikely that North Carolina voters will have to show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot in this year's elections. The decision reverses last July's lower court ruling, which said a challenge of the law wasn't likely to win at trial. Now state and federal courts have ruled it appears Republicans still showed 'discriminatory intent' when they passed a December 2018 law to implement the ID requirement that voters approved in a constitutional referendum that year.