An Obama-appointed judge has blocked a voter ID requirement in North Carolina, temporarily delaying the requirement from being implemented for about a week while deliberations take place concerning the law.
U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs made the decision to delay the law, at a time when the state was set to start mailing out information about the new requirement for photo ID in order to vote.
Proponents of the law said it was similar to laws in 34 other states and was “lenient” as far as voter ID laws were concerned.
The law is opposed by the State Election Board but was favored by voters in the state.
Speaker of the North Carolina House Tim Moore (R) called Biggs an “activist judge” and said the legislature was looking into other options to make sure the will of the state’s voters is respected.
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