RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawyers who challenged North Carolina’s voter identification law in state court say their case should continue even though the legislature added exceptions to the mandate a couple months ago.
George Eppsteiner is representing groups and voters who sued in state court and argue the voter ID law is unconstitutional. He asked Judge Michael Morgan on Monday to deny the request of state attorneys to dismiss the litigation because on the recent changes.
The original law required someone showing a qualifying photo identification card before voting in person. Now people with a “reasonable impediment” to getting a qualified ID can sign forms and present information and still vote. State attorney Alec Peters says that renders the lawsuit moot.
The judge hasn’t said whether he’ll rule at the end of the hearing.