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December 2019

On Dec. 31, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a 60-page opinion in NAACP v. Cooper, granting the NC NAACP’s motion for a preliminary injunction and blocking North Carolina’s photo voter ID law.

The Court found that the passage of this law was likely motivated by racially discriminatory intent in violation of the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution: PI Decision. Because of that preliminary injunction, Photo Voter ID was not required in North Carolina’s 2020 Primary or General Elections.