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North Carolina Voting Laws On Trial

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Changes in North Carolina’s voting laws have resulted in a court case – a federal trial in Winston-Salem which is drawing national attention because the outcome could potentially affect voting laws in other states. The plaintiffs say North Carolina’s voting law changes violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965. We look at the arguments in the case, the history of voting rights here and the possible outcomes of the trial. 


Michael Tomsic - Reporter for WFAE, he's been covering the trial and the state's voting laws

Theodore (Ted) Shaw - Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at UNC's School of Law

Hans von Spakovsky - Manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative at the Heritage Foundation and co-author of Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk