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JUDICIAL WATCH AND ALLIED EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FILE AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION INTEGRITY LAW IN FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Curiae in Support of North Carolina Election Integrity Law in Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

JULY 19, 2016 |

‘[T]he District Court carefully examined the pertinent questions … in its determination that the changes to North Carolina’s voting laws … do not cause racial minorities to be deprived of the opportunity to participate equally in the political process.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it has joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case NAACP v. McCrory (No. 16-1468).  The brief argues in support of a lower court ruling that the 2013 North Carolina election-integrity law, which includes, among other provisions, a requirement that voters show a photo identification card before casting a ballot, is valid The Judicial Watch/AEF brief was filed in support of North Carolina Governor Patrick L. McCrory, who is asking the court to sustain the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, upholding the North Carolina voter law. The case concerns North Carolina’s adoption of common-sense election integrity measures requiring voter ID, eliminating “same-day” voter registration, reducing the early voting period, and prohibiting voters from casting provisional ballots outside of their voting precincts.  The Department of Justice and other groups represented by the

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