Score Update: North Carolina Voters Win, 2-1
In what can be considered a victory for voting rights and common sense, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down recent North Carolina legislative changes prohibiting same-day voting and voters voting outside of their districts on Election Day—2 wins. The one loss was the Court’s decision to allow a reduction in the time period for early voting.
North Carolina is a battleground state as the two major political parties seek to gain the upper hand on the other in the U.S. House and Senate. The U.S. Senate race between current U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and North Carolina Speaker of the House Thom Tillis is hotly contested and seeing a ton of money being spent to shape the outcome.
Given the impact of the Court’s decision I would expect an appeal so stay tuned to your usual news outlet for further information.