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Thursday, April 19, 2018

North Carolina’s African-American community has fought to overcome numerous barriers to voting over the past century—from poll taxes and literacy tests to a 2013 voter ID law that, according to a federal appeals court ruling this summer, was designed to “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.” So as the state’s early-voting period gets underway in the…

Photo: Voters cast shadows as they wait in a line at a polling station open into the evening as early voting for the 2016 general elections begins in Durham, North Carolina, U.S., October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake