Voter ID Laws Continue To Tumble — North Dakota Is Just The Latest
A judge ruled that North Dakota's voter ID law was discriminatory, especially against Native Americans.By Ben Lawson | August 2, 2016
Voter ID laws across the country are tumbling down.
The latest state to ease its restrictions is North Dakota. A federal judge ruled the state's strict policies for presenting IDs at polling booths leave many voters disenfranchised. The law wasn't completely struck down, but it was blocked from being enforced.
In his decision, the judge said the majority of voters can obtain a necessary ID, but there are many who cannot obtain one with "reasonable effort." He said the burden falls hardest on the state's Native American population.