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North Carolina Lawmakers Lose Bid to Join Suit Over Voter ID Law

June 8, 2021, 12:08 AM

North Carolina lawmakers aren’t entitled to intervene in litigation over the constitutionality of a voter ID law because the state’s attorney general already represents their interests, the Fourth Circuit ruled Monday.

The NAACP sued the state in 2018 over the passage of a law requiring voters to present one of 10 forms of authorized photographic identification. It alleges the law has a disparate impact on Black and Latino residents and results in the dilution of minority voting strength. The group also said several provisions of the rule are intentionally discriminatory in violation of the 14th and 15th Amendments.

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