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NC attorneys ask voter laws ruling be delayed

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina attorneys have asked an appeals court to delay implementation of its ruling that would restore same-day registration during early voting and count ballots cast outside of a voter’s assigned precinct on Election Day.

The lawyers filed a motion with the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals within hours of the court’s 2-1 decision setting aside portions of election rules the legislature approved in 2013.

The panel’s majority said eliminating same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting would likely harm black voters and should be blocked for now.

Attorneys for the state and Gov. Pat McCrory wrote late Wednesday that delaying the ruling would prevent confusion about voting rules. Voting registration was supposed to end next week.

The attorneys also plan to ask the US Supreme Court to intervene.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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