North Carolina Voting Rights HB 589

August 10, 2020

Secured a major voting rights victory on behalf of North Carolina voters in which a three-judge panel issued a unanimous ruling that the State’s Republican-led General Assembly intentionally discriminated against African Americans when it enacted several new voting restrictions in 2013. The decision invalidated the changes to North Carolina’s voting mechanisms, meaning that same-day registration, out-of-precinct provisional voting, preregistration, and the lost early voting days were reinstated. North Carolina’s voter ID law was also enjoined.