A split SCOTUS decision means the lower court’s injunction blocking North Carolina’s 2013 package of election reforms, including voter ID, stands.
Just to recap, here’s what the Fourth Circuit considered too restrictive:
- Voters without photo ID, including a free ID offered by the state, signing an affidavit and voting a regular ballot
- “Only” 10 days of early voting, instead of 17
- Voting in one’s correct precinct
- Registering in advance of Election Day so registration information can be verified
Governor Pat McCrory pointed out the obvious, that “North Carolina has been denied basic voting rights already granted to more than 30 other states to protect the integrity of one person, one vote through a common-sense voter ID law.”