By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Saturday, July 30, 2016, US Representative Terri Sewell (D-Selma) called the federal appeals court ruling striking down the state of North Carolina’s voter ID law a great victory for American Democracy.
Congresswoman Sewell said in a statement, “The court ruling by the 4th Circuit on Friday striking down North Carolina’s voter ID law is a great victory for American democracy. As a strong advocate for equal access to the ballot box, I have been a vocal opponent of voter photo ID laws because of their discriminatory impact on certain vulnerable communities. The court ruling expressly validates this concern by finding that the new provisions in the North Carolina voting law ‘target African Americans with almost surgical precision.’ Likewise, the court panel noted the state’s motivation of reducing fraud ‘impose cures for problems that did not exist.”’