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Some facts about the VRA in N.C.



"... more Negroes will vote in this election than ever before."
—anonymous leaflet distributed in Columbus County, N.C., 1990

43 number of discriminatory laws in N.C. blocked by the Voting Rights Act, 1982–2006

81% of registered voters in N.C. who are white, 2012

22% who are black

Of North Carolina's eligible black citizens ...

15% were registered to vote in 1948

36% in 1963

50% after Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, 1965

71% in 2008

Sources: "Voting Rights in North Carolina, 1982–2006," Center for Civil Rights, UNC School of Law; U.S. Department of Justice

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