By EMERY P. DALESIO and GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits challenging changes to North Carolina's election law failed to show it hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise political power, a federal judge ruled Monday in dismissing the cases.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder ruled against the U.S. Justice Department, the North Carolina NAACP chapter and named voters. They sued alleging the law was passed to discriminate against poor and minority voters in violation of the Constitution and U.S. Voting Rights Act.
While North Carolina had a sordid history of freezing black voters out of the political process, the plaintiffs didn't show that the law hampered the ability of minority voters to exercise electoral politics, Schroeder said.
This decision will spread like wildfire through the Federal Courts. It's about time someone came to their senses and said you cannot prove that Voter ID Laws discriminate against Blacks unless you also say their too stupid to get an identification card, drivers license, buy liquor, buy cigarettes, apply for government assistance, get a bank account or a ton of other things. Only the Democrats want you to believe this is true without actually saying it!