North Carolina’s governor and attorney general are taking steps to withdraw a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s 2013 voting law, which was struck down by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last year.
Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, both Democrats, announced the move this morning.
“We need to make it easier for people to exercise their right to vote, not harder, and I will not continue to waste time and money appealing this unconstitutional law,” Cooper said in a statement. “It’s time for North Carolina to stop fighting for this unfair, unconstitutional law and work instead to improve equal access for voters.”
Last summer, the Fourth Circuit overturned North Carolina’s sweeping voting law, which required voters to present a photo ID at the polls, shortened the early voting period, and eliminated same-day registration during early voting.…