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Voter ID Laws Restrict Rights


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 3:55pm

In a defense of North Carolina’s Voter ID law (The Transylvania Times, Sept. 19), Al Mercer cites a Pew Center study of the deficiencies in America’s voter registration system, an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, claims of judicial bias and an increase in voting among minorities in North Carolina between 2010 and 2014 to argue that the voter ID law has had no discriminatory effect.

None of these defenses of the Voter ID law are relevant.

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