>> Wisconsin and North Carolina shaking up their voting laws ahead of the November elections. A federal judge on Friday in Wisconsin struck down a string of voter restrictions passed by the Republican-led legislature, finding that they alienated minorities. The law required voters show either a photo ID or go through a special petition process to vote.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said in a tweet that he was quote disappointed in the decision by an activist federal judge, and expected to file an appeal. And in North Carolina, an Appeals Court also struck down a law passed in 2013 that required voters to show ID when casting ballots, ruling that it intentionally discriminated against African-American residents.
Proponents of such laws say they combat voter fraud. The rulings are also likely to be seen as a boost for Hillary Clinton. Republicans say it could allow Democrats to quote steal the elections.>> Republicans, Independents.