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  •  But if North Carolina charges for this ID or (5+ / 0-)

    requires documents to obtain the ID that are NOT required to establish the right to vote (per the NC Constitution) then this would seem to be an "additional qualification".

    The article is dated April, 2013 - but I presume a local challenge to the law in NC courts would have to wait until the law was signed.

    •  While the ID may be 'free' (1+ / 0-)
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      the documents required to get it - birth certificate, marriage certificate, passport, etc., are not. For some elderly voters, birth & marriage certificates may not be available at all. Some were born at home. Some were married far outside NC. And sometimes the courthouses storing those documents burn down or flood.

      Local challenges are underway, but with the makeup of the NC Supreme Court, it's an uphill battle.

      Filibuster reform, 2013 - woulda, coulda, shoulda.

      by bear83 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 10:02:42 AM PDT

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