January 29, 2022

Supreme Court to review NC voter ID law

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a case over a North Carolina voter identification law after a clash with NAACP leaders over claims the new law is racist.

The case will likely be heard sometime in 2022, according to a report from Politico.

North Carolina Senate Bill 824 requires a photo ID to vote, but the controversy remains between the Republican-led state legislature and the Democratic state attorney general regarding who has the power to rule regarding the legality of the new law.

North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore noted that last week the state budget signed into law $5 million to implement voter ID.

“More good news for North Carolina,” he tweeted.

The case will also be important as more than 20 states have passed or considered legislation regarding voter ID laws. The laws have largely been pushed by GOP leaders following concerns with voting fraud allegations following the 2020 presidential election.

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