Testimony continues on third day of NC election law trial

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – An expert testified that a 2013 election law affects black and Hispanic voters more than whites.

Barry Burden, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, testified Wednesday at the trial in Winston-Salem that stems from three federal lawsuits filed over provisions of the law.

Among other things, the law reduced the number of early voting days and eliminated same-day voter registration.

The Winston-Salem Journal (http://bit.ly/1K8hHDU ) reports that Burden said that black and Hispanic voters use early voting and same-day registration at higher levels than whites.

He said removing or curtailing those features would disproportionately affect black and Hispanic voters.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com

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