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RALEIGH, N.C. — Voter identification legislation in North Carolina will pick up steam again now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, a key General Assembly leader said Tuesday.
Well then.

Apodaca said the Senate didn't want the legal headaches of having to go through preclearance if it wasn't necessary and having to determine which portions of the proposal would be subject to federal scrutiny. "So now we can go with the full bill," he added.
Those folks I've heard debating the relevance in the 21st century of ALL of the VRA often brought up that there is enough left after today's ruling to remedy any voter irregularities.

But the most effective part of Section 4 (and 5 which is rendered almost moot by striking down 4) is how those laws prevented problems. As you can see from the quote above.

Senate didn't want the legal headaches of having to go through preclearance if it wasn't necessary and having to determine which portions of the proposal would be subject to federal scrutiny.
Prevention, thousands of times more effective than any remedies after the fact.
After the polls are moved.
After onerous requirements for voting are imposed.
After the redistricting.
After the election.

Anyone here really think we can play catch-up to these goons? I'm becoming doubtful about that now.

Originally posted to highacidity on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 01:32 PM PDT.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE and State & Local ACTION Group.

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