During a speech at the American Bar Association on Monday, Hillary Clinton took dead aim at at new voter ID law signed by North Carolina Governor Pat McRory. Clinton slammed the law’s provisions, including stricter ID requirements, limited voting hours and new restrictions on early voting, calling the law “a greatest hits of voter suppression.”
The North Carolina voter ID law is one of several passed by states in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder striking down a key portion of the Voting Rights Act requiring certain states with a history of over suppression to obtain pre-clearance from the Justice Department before changing their voting laws. The most burdensome and controversial part of North Carolina’s law is its requirement that voters present a government-issued photo identification at the polls. Many on the left argue that such a requirement is targeted at suppressing minority and low-income voters. According to the Washington Post, however, most Americans disagree and believe that requiring photo identification at the polls makes sense.
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