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North Carolina First to Tighten Voting Laws After Ruling

North Carolina became the first state to pass a more restrictive voting law following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a core provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The state Senate voted 33-14 today to require photo identification for voters and to limit the time-frame for early voting. The state House then approved the measure 73-41, marking the first of several state actions on voting laws predicted in the aftermath of the court’s June ruling.