North Carolina NAACP Appeals NC Voter Law

North Carolina -- The North Carolina NAACP filed an appeal Thursday in the legal battle over the North Carolina's voter suppression law.

The appeal challenges U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder's ruling from earlier in the month. He ruled North Carolina's November election can be held under new voting rules drafted last year by Republican lawmakers.

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"The franchise is a fundamental issue of our rights, as guaranteed to us by the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, by our state constitution and by the still-intact Section 2 the Voting Rights Act," said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, president of the North Carolina NAACP. "Moreover, it is a moral issue that we are committed to protecting with every tool at our disposal."

Other provisions in the law shorten early voting by a full week, eliminates same-day registration and prevents out-of-precinct ballots from being counted.

In it's recent ruling, the District Court also denied the State's motion to dismiss the case. It ruled that plaintiffs had presented plausible legal clams that require a full trial next year.

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