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Federal judge takes side of common sense in voter ID case; Donna Brazile gets schooled

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A federal judge struck a resounding blow against voter fraud Monday.

On Monday evening, U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder posted his ruling upholding North Carolina’s sweeping 2013 law requiring, among other things, voters to present valid photo ID before casting a ballot.

In his 485-page ruling Schroeder also upheld those portions of the law “that reduced the number of days people could vote early, eliminated same-day registration and voting and prohibited people from casting a ballot outside their precinct,” according to The News & Observer.

Eric Frederick, the paper’s digital managing editor tweeted:

Not everyone was thrilled with the news — most notably Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who tweeted:

And more logically-minded people pounced.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory applauded the decision.

“This ruling further affirms that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is not only common sense, it’s constitutional,” he said in a statement. “Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and thankfully a federal court has ensured our citizens will have the same protection for their basic right to vote.”

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