December 2, 2020
For Immediate Release
Raleigh, NC - Today, the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated North Carolina’s Voter ID requirement. The 4th circuit reversed a lower court's erroneous decision preventing the implementation of the Voter ID amendment.
In 2018, North Carolinians approved the Voter ID amendment, and the legislature enacted legislation to implement the Voter ID Constitutional Amendment passed by the voters. After losing at the ballot box and the legislature, leftwing activists took the fight to court and an Obama appointed district court judge struck down North Carolina’s Voter ID requirement. Today, the 4th Circuit reversed this activist decision due to the “fundamental legal errors that permeate” the district court’s decision. North Carolina will rejoin the majority of states in having some form of Voter ID as an easy and common-sense method to help ensure the integrity of elections.
“The North Carolina Republican Party applauds this long-overdue ruling which not only reinstates common-sense election integrity protections but also upholds the rule of law,” said NCGOP Press Secretary Tim Wigginton. "A majority of North Carolina voters and their elected representatives voted to adopt Voter ID. This ruling reinforces the fundamental principle of representative government that the people make the law, not judges. The proper role of the judiciary is to interpret the law as written, not as they wish it should be. Now, Governor Roy Cooper and his handpicked leadership at the North Carolina State Board of Elections must make sure North Carolina’s Voter ID law and constitutional amendment are fully implemented for the next election.”