WILMINGTON, N.C. (WNCN/WBTV) – Gov. Pat McCrory said he will ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on the voter ID law Wednesday.
McCrory made the announcement during Donald Trump’s rally in Wilmington Tuesday afternoon.
“There are thirty other states in the United States…over thirty other states…that know common sense shows you show an ID when you vote,” McCrory told the crowd. “Right? One person, one vote. That should be our rules.”
The request comes after an appeals court decided it won’t delay enforcement of its ruling striking down the state’s photo identification requirement and other election restrictions, including reducing early in-person voting by seven days.
Last week, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the stay after state leaders’ attorneys requested that the ruling be set aside as they ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case.
A 4th Circuit panel had determined a 2013 law Republicans approved amounted to intentional discrimination of black voters.
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