North Carolina Supreme Court reverses electoral district, voter ID rulings decided last year

The North Carolina Supreme Court has thrown out previous rulings that determined both redistricting maps to be excessively partisan and a photo voter identification law to be infected with racial bias. Notably, the ruling comes after a partisan shift of the State Supreme Court, which gained a Republican majority after the election of two GOP justices. The previous ruling had taken place when the Democrats held a 4-3 majority. The 5-2 decision is a major win for Republicans in North Carolina and will likely mean that a photo ID mandate approved by the GOP-controlled legislature in late 2018 will be enforced for the 2024 elections.

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