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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:
— Eric Frederick (@Eric_Frederick) April 26, 2016
Not everyone was thrilled with the news — most notably Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, who tweeted:
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) April 26, 2016
And more logically-minded people pounced.
@donnabrazile So its not discriminatory 2 require ID to get welfare, buy alcohol, tobacco, cough syrup, drivers license, library cards, etc.
— Lori Blaney (@LoriBlaney) April 26, 2016
@donnabrazile could be their names are on a warrent list..thats why they are afraid iof getting an ID.
— ron (@r1944gmailcom) April 26, 2016
— ScottyMac (@scottymac42) April 26, 2016
— tiger fan (@tgrfan42069) April 26, 2016
@donnabrazile Tell us again why white people are capable of getting an ID & ride to the polls, but you think black people aren’t.
— This is ponderous (@Thisisponderous) April 26, 2016
I watched President Obama show his ID when he voted in Chicago & he was smiling, not whining. @donnabrazile
— Carole Gilman (@CaroleGilman) April 26, 2016
@donnabrazile These are not “discriminations”, they are inconveniences to some. If you want to vote, make the effort. Not that hard
— Janice (@janliel) April 26, 2016
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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