RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory requested on Monday that U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts stay the ruling by the Fourth Circuit and reinstate North Carolina’s voter ID law.
The Governor’s office released the following statement Monday afternoon, highlighting McCrory’s request:
"Today we have asked Chief Justice John Roberts to stay the Fourth Circuit's ruling and reinstate North Carolina's Voter ID law," said Governor McCrory. "This common sense law was upheld by the U.S. District Court. Our Voter ID law has been cited as a model and other states are using similar laws without challenges."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."
North Carolina's voter ID law was ruled unconstitutional in July.