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I need your strength back her voting rights advocates with potential repercussions for the general election in November a federal judge in North Carolina ruling in favor of a sweeping state law mandating voters show ID before casting doubt to the polls , the bill also eliminating same day voter registration slashing the early voting period lasts for seven days and no longer allowing voters to register prior to their eighteenth birthday North Carolina governor Pat McCrory who signed the bill into line twenty thirteen said it was necessary to eliminate voter fraud on Monday night federal district judge ruled the state has a legitimate interest in regulating its electoral system , civil rights activists say the law unfairly target African Americans poor people and other minorities one reason this is closely watched North Carolina is a swing state Barack Obama wanted my hair in two thousand and eight it went to mit Romney barely in twenty twelve despite over voting rights in North Carolina and elsewhere part of the continuing fallout from a twenty thirteen Supreme Court decision , that overturned a key part of the nineteen sixty five voting rights act , that decision triggered a wave of new voter ID law in mostly Republican led states , opponents intend to appeal the ruling to the fourth circuit in , according twenty fourteen force the state to restore game day registration