WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - In the fourth day of a federal trial challenging the photo ID requirement of North Carolina’s voter suppression law, H.B. 589, witnesses for the plaintiffs illuminated the irregular process state legislators used to pass an amendment to the law, H.B. 836. They also questioned the state’s top elections official on the state’s implementation of the law. Under H.B. 836, voters cast a provisional ballot if they sign a declaration – under penalty of perjury – asserting they have a “reasonable impediment” to obtaining a photo ID.
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