Will Voting Law Changes Cause Confusion?

Sep 25, 2014

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A  federal appeals Court in Charlotte heard arguments Thursday on whether or not changes to North Carolina's voting law can go into effect before the November election. The changes were passed by the Republican-led General Assembly last year. Critics argue the laws restrict access to voting, particularly among minority groups.

The North Carolina NAACP has argued the changes are a violation of the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause, and of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

WFAE's Michael Tomsic was in the court room. He discusses where the case stands, and what this might mean for voters come November.