Court strikes down N.C. voter ID law; says it targeted African-Americans “with almost surgical precision”

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Washington, DC — A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a North Carolina law that required voters to show photo identification when casting ballots, ruling that it intentionally discriminated against African-American residents. (Local legislators who supported the law were Senators Phil Berger, John Blust and Trudy Wade, and Representatives Jon Hardister and John Faircloth, all Republicans.)

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