A three-judge panel in North Carolina recently struck down a voter photo identification law passed in the state, once again trotting out the tired argument that such a law discriminates against black residents.

What are the details?

In a 2-1 ruling issued Friday, the Wake County Superior Court concluded that the Republican lawmakers who passed the law were motivated “at least in part by an unconstitutional intent to target African American voters.”

The law, which requires that state residents present a photo ID in order to vote, was first enacted in December 2018 after a supermajority of Republican state representatives overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. But now the law has been rendered unenforceable.

The two judges who voted in the majority, Michael O’Foghludha and Vince Rozier, both Democrats, cited a 2015 analysis that purportedly found that 9.6% of black “registered voters lacked acceptable ID” for voting under a previous, similar voter ID bill, “as compared with 4.5% of white registered voters.”

The dissenting judge, Nathaniel Poovey, a Republican, wrote that “not one scintilla of evidence was introduced during this trial that any legislator acted with racially discriminatory intent.”

But in the ruling, the Democratic judges argued that Republican lawmakers, despite not harboring any racial hatred, acted in a discriminatory fashion by passing the law with partisan intent.

“In reaching this conclusion, we do not find that any member of the General Assembly who voted in favor of S.B. 824 harbors any racial animus or hatred towards African American voters,” the judges said. “But rather, as with H.B. 589, that the Republican majority ‘target[ed] voters who, based on race, were unlikely to vote for the majority party. Even if done for partisan ends, that constitute[s] racial discrimination.'”

Lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Allison Riggs, said, “The state’s Republican-controlled legislature undeniably implemented this legislation to maintain its power by targeting voters of color.”

What else?

The ruling dealt another blow to decade-long Republican efforts to pass a voter ID law in the state, WRAL-TV reported. Republicans have argued that a photo ID requirement would enhance election security and bolster confidence in state elections.

Defendants vowed to challenge the decision, likely sending the case to the state appeals court, which previously blocked the law’s enforcement last year.

“Once again, liberal judges have defied the will of North Carolinians on election integrity,” said Sam Hayes, general counsel for Republican House Speaker Tim Moore, in a statement.

Voter photo ID laws remain popular among an overwhelming majority of Americans, including black and minority voters, yet Democrats across the country continue to decry the requirement as racist.

Such laws have even been implemented in 46 of 47 European democracies — the same liberal places often championed by progressives in America. Still, the opposition rages on.

Original Article: https://www.theblaze.com/news/nc-court-blocksvoter-id-law-racist

11 thoughts on “NC court wants anyone to vote, not just US citizens, ‘ID’s are racist’”
  1. I am disgusted. I have been a life long native of NC. I need the names of these judges that went against the wishes of the voters. Along with the liberal activist Governor Cooper. So that we can make sure to vote them out! We the people spoke many election cycles ago in favor of the voter ID. It was on the ballot and it passed by US THE VOTERS!!! Voter ID would have probably stopped Cooper from getting re-elected in 2020. VOTE THESE JUDGES OUT. They are going AGAINST the will of North Carolina Voters!!

  2. Once again these leftist Democratic judges have no idea and are not serving the citizens of North Carolina. Put politics aside which judge’s where suppose to do but once again they are putting politics first. There a reason for voter ID and that’s to ensure fair elections. First is you are a American citizen, that your still alive, and you are eligible to vote. There should be no politics being played here as these two judges are showing us, it’s shameful how judges make decisions on their own beliefs where the justice.

  3. There is absolutely nothing wrong with showing an ID in order to vote in any US STATE. It is not
    discriminating to ask someone to show that they are, indeed, the person who is voting. The only problem is the dems want EVERYONE (non-citizens) to be able to vote because the dems want to rig the election in favor of the dems. NOT EXACTLY LEGAL.

  4. LISTEN UP….LEGAL VOTING is Called INTEGRITY. ILLEGAL VOTING is Called FRAUD. ANYONE Who CHEATS to WI N an ELECTION Has NO INTEGRITY and is a FRAUD. GOD Chose PREZ TRUMP to Be PRESIDENT of the U.S. Not PREZ BIDEN. TRUMP Shall Become a TRUMPET. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

  5. How can you be of voting age,and NOT have a photo ID? Need one to drive,buy liqueur get into many federal buildings,get health-care,
    And many other places…I Call BS ON THESE DEMONRATS! IF THIS KEEPS UP,MY NEXT VOTE WILL BE WITH BULLETS!.

  6. North Carolina citizens do not want this “no ID necessary” voter law and it is only happening there because of liberal judges who want everyone on the planet to be able to vote anywhere and everywhere they want to. This is the recipe for voter fraud that the democrats love because it lets them illegally win elections!
    WAKE UP AMERICA AND FIGHT TO STOP ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO AWAY WITH VOTER ID LAWS!

  7. Having to show ID to vote is not racial. I have been voting for 46 years and have always been asked for my ID. If a person does not have a a DL then they can get an ID card. These Dumocrats just want everyone to be able to vote and cry racism because now Biden and his administration want all the illegals crossing into the U.S. to vote for Democrats. That is the only way they can win an election. It will be a cold day in hell before I vote Democrat. Let the U.S. citizens vote and make sure a democrat n republican stand and watch those that are voting and then next to the ones counting the votes.

  8. These Judges and Governor have bumped their head’s!!!! You cannot go to the Doctor, get on a bus, get on an Airplane, do banking WITHOUT an ID, and they think 🤔 IT’S a great idea to let people vote without an ID because it’s “Racist” how flipping stupid. Then the whole world is RACIST!!!

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