Study: North Carolina voting law proves to disenfranchise black voters

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According to a Dartmouth University study, North Carolina’s recent changes to the state’s voting laws will disproportionately affect black voters.

North Carolina was once included in the Voting Rights Act’s requirement that states and other jurisdictions with a history of racism in voting submit changes to their voting laws to the Justice Department for approval. But a Supreme Court ruling no longer requires states to do so. 

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision of Voting Rights Act

A key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision.

The justices have invalidated the requirement that certain states get federal approval before they make changes to their voting policies. The decision calls on Congress to create a new formula for deciding which states should be affected by this requirement.