Study: North Carolina Voting Law Hits Black Voters (MSNBC)

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MSNBCResearchers at Dartmouth and the University of Florida say recent voting law changes in North Carolina will disproportionately affect African-Americans, reports MSNBC.

“We tried to figure out using publicly available voting data if the aspects we studied looked like they would have disproportionate effect on one racial group or whether they would be race neutral,” Michael Herron tells MSNBC. Herron is a professor of government and a co-author of the study, which some say will provide ammunition for legal challenges under the Voting Rights Act. Herron says all of the changes they studied “would have a disproportionate effect on African-Americans.”

Read the full story, published 2/12/14 by MSNBC.