Federal judge upholds North Carolina voter ID law, dismisses all claims challenging the state’s 2013 election reforms

A federal judge has upheld North Carolina’s voter ID law in a ruling posted Monday evening.


“U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling dismissing all claims in the challenge to the state’s sweeping 2013 election law overhaul.


“Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, also upheld portions of the 2013 law that reduced the number of days people could vote early, eliminated same-day registration and voting and prohibited people from casting a ballot outside their precinct.”