A federal judge has upheld recent changes in North Carolina’s voting laws. That includes a provision requiring photo identification for voters heading to the polls. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson assesses the significance of that ruling and how it might affect voters heading to the polls for congressional primaries and the November general election. In a nation of more than 300 million people, roughly 2 million people in just seven U.S. counties could determine the outcome of the 2016 presidential race. One of those communities is North Carolina’s Wake County. Columnist and HotAir.com blogger Ed Morrissey explores the electoral impact of Wake and the other six counties in the new book, Going Red. During a recent visit to Wake County, Morrissey shared themes from his book. Some state lawmakers are interested in boosting lottery revenue by allowing lottery staff to increase spending on advertising. State Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam, R-Wake, spoke out against that idea during a recent public meeting. You’ll hear Stam’s concerns about the impact of boosting lottery advertisements. Concerns about sweatshop labor revolve around the notion that laborers are exploited. But Matt Zwolinski, associate professor of philosophy at the University of San Diego, questions whether that exploitation is worse than neglecting those workers. That was a central theme of Zwolinski’s recent Hayek Lecture at Duke University. You’ll hear highlights. UnitedHealthcare has decided to drop its Obamacare health insurance policies in North Carolina. Katherine Restrepo, the John Locke Foundation’s health and human services policy analyst, assesses the significance of UnitedHealthcare’s decision.