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McCrory appeals to Supreme Court to restore voter ID ahead of fall elections

Governor Pat McCrory has formally requested U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts stay a ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and reinstate North Carolina’s Voter ID law.

“Allowing the Fourth Circuit’s ruling to stand creates confusion among voters and poll workers and it disregards our successful rollout of Voter ID in the 2016 primary elections. The Fourth Circuit’s ruling is just plain wrong and we cannot allow it to stand. We are confident that the Supreme Court will uphold our state’s law and reverse the Fourth Circuit,” said Gov. McCrory in a statement released by his office.

But Bob Phillips with the good-government group Common Cause North Carolina calls the 2013 law unnecessary, and claims of voter fraud and rigged elections simply unproven:

Last month, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Virginia ruled that North Carolina’s voter ID law would “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.”

Listen to our full interview with Bob Phillips below as he discusses the voter ID law and their recent lawsuit challenging partisan gerrymandering:



  1. William Hollar

    August 16, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Sign-off says “ncpolicywatch.COM”

  2. JC Honeycutt

    August 16, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    “…our successful rollout of voter ID….” Successful for whom, Pat? It seems to have worked pretty well for Republican office-holders/seekers in NC: for the rest of us, not so much.

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