States Tightening Voter Laws Face DOJ Suits

A growing number of Republican-led states are moving to tighten voting rules following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down portions of the Voting Rights Act. Texas is battling the U.S. Justice Department to put a voter ID law in place. In Florida, election officials are trying to remove noncitizens from the state's voting rolls. The latest state to draw the attention of the Justice Department is North Carolina. The department filed a lawsuit today to block parts of state law requiring voter ID, shortening times for early voting, eliminating same-day voter registration and restricting the counting of some provisional ballots. The Associated Press and WCYB report.