Supreme Court blocks North Carolina voter ID law

The Supreme Court was dead locked 4-4, leaving the lower court ruling in place:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016  Associated Press

RALEIGH — A divided U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina’s voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting.

The decision… means voters won’t have to show one of several qualifying photo IDs when casting ballots in the presidential battleground state. Early voting also reverts to 17 days, to begin Oct. 20.

The court rejected a request by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to delay a lower court ruling that found the state law was tainted by racial discrimination.

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