State of North Carolina

North Carolina Voter ID Challenge

North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP v. Cooper

Lawsuit brought by the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and other local chapters against the state challenging a 2018 law that requires voters to provide one of ten authorized photo IDs to vote either absentee or in person. The complaint alleges that the voter ID provision disproportionately burdens African American and Latino residents in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the 14th and 15th Amendments. The Republican leaders of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives tried unsuccessfully to intervene in the case three separate times – twice before the district court and once before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Litigation about the constitutionality of the photo ID provision is ongoing.

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