ICYMI: Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina Voter ID Law

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 01, 2016 10:15 AM
ICYMI: Supreme Court Rejects North Carolina Voter ID Law

North Carolina's voter ID law is struck down for good, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit determined that the law, which requires voters to show some form of identification at the polls, was discriminatory to minorities. Gov. Pat McCrory (R) asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the verdict, but they rejected his request.

The governor responded in frustration to the court's decision, pointing out that the majority of the country already has some sort of voter law.

The effect of the Supreme Court's decision, McCrory said Wednesday is that the state "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.''

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, however, said the court's rejection of the law was "great news."