North Carolina Asks Supreme Court to Block Voter ID Ruling

It said putting a hold on last month's federal appeals court ruling will "avoid voter confusion"

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North Carolina asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to put a hold on last month's federal appeals court ruling that struck down one of the nation's toughest voter ID laws, NBC News Reported.

The state is asking to continue to enforce its voter ID law, which was in effect during this year's primary, and also to limit early voting to 10 days instead of 17 as the state originally did, and to bar pre-registration by 16 year olds. It said these measures will "avoid voter confusion."

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decided in July that the state legislature explicitly set out to discover what kind of accommodations minority voters use most often and then to roll back or eliminate them, targeting African Americans "with almost surgical precision."

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