RALEIGH, N.C. – Yet another battle is brewing between Gov. Pat McCrory and challenger Attorney General Roy Cooper. The two gubernatorial candidates are at odds over North Carolina’s voter ID law.

After one court upheld the Constitutionality of the law in April, a federal appeals court blocked the law last week.

Gov. McCrory criticized Cooper, who decided not to be involved in representing the state in the appeal of the most recent voter ID decision.

“I question whether he should even accept a paycheck from the state of North Carolina anymore because he continues to not do his job,” Gov. McCrory said Tuesday.

Gov. McCrory says Cooper is letting his political opinion impact his job as attorney general.

Cooper’s office confirmed it will not be involved in an appeal of the voter ID decision, saying that it was a waste of taxpayer money defending the indefensible.

“The courts keep striking down these laws that are passed by the legislature and signed by the governor,” Cooper said. “When are they going to learn that you just can’t run roughshod over the Constitution?”

A federal appeals court blocked North Carolina’s law that required voters to have photo ID, saying it targeted African American voters.

“The court was pretty clear in its ruling, its unanimous ruling,” Cooper said, “that there was no evidence of fraud and that this was discriminatory intent.”

Supporters of the law say it helps guard against voter fraud.

“The photo ID was to protect the integrity of the ballot box and it’s the right thing to do,” Gov. McCrory said. “Again, we do it to cash a check. We do it to get Sudafed. We do it at the airport. We do it at the Democratic Convention to vote.”

Gov. McCrory said the state will continue with its plan to appeal without Cooper.