North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state's voter ID law after an appellate court ruling last week struck it down.
“Changing our state’s election laws close to the upcoming election, including common sense voter ID, will create confusion for voters and poll workers," McCrory said in a statement Friday.
"The court should have stayed their ruling, which is legally flawed, factually wrong, and disparaging to our state. Therefore, by early next week, we will be asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stay the ruling of the Court of Appeals.”
The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals last week chose not to accept the state's request to delay the court ruling on voter laws until after the general election in November.
The ruling rejected the state's plans to require voters to show a government-issued ID to vote.
It also reversed plans that would limit early voting and prevent residents from registering on the day of an election.