Voting ID, the problems it purports to solve, and the problems it might create

Where "voting inappropriately" is better defined as 'voting while poor and/or black."

Or even "voting non-Republican".

Robear wrote:

Or even "voting non-Republican".

INAPPROPES!

Supreme Court won't reinstate North Carolina voter ID law

The Supreme Court denied a request Wednesday from North Carolina to allow provisions of its controversial voting rights law to go back into effect.

In a 4-4 split, justices left undisturbed a lower court opinion that struck down the law.
The Supreme Court's order means provisions of the law -- concerning a tightening in voter ID requirements, cutbacks on early voting and the preregistration of 16-year-olds -- will remain off the books for November's election.

farley3k wrote:

The Supreme Court's order means provisions of the law -- concerning a tightening in voter ID requirements, cutbacks on early voting and the preregistration of 16-year-olds -- will remain off the books for November's election.

Not entirely. Without the law, county election boards are writing the rules, and they are all controlled by Republicans.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/31/us...

“Does anybody think that Democrats did not select early voting sites and set hours to advantage their voters over Republicans?” Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director of North Carolina’s Republican Party, wrote this week, referring to the days when the statehouse was in Democratic hands. “We are just attempting to rebalance the scales.”

A Washington Post summary article on the NC law, how it passed, the court's decisions, and what is happening now.

What I find interesting and appalling is that four SC justices found the law reasonable, even after being presented with verbatim evidence showing it was aimed at discrimination against Blacks. That tells me that lifting the restrictions in the Voting Rights Act for Southern states was premature.

It really really was.