Congressman David Price on Federal Appeals Court Election Law Ruling

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Raleigh, NC—Representative David Price today commended the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for enjoining two controversial changes to North Carolina election law made by Republicans in 2013. The court’s decision will allow same-day registration during Early Vote to continue, and ballots mistakenly cast outside a voter’s precinct to be counted.

“The court’s decision today prevents irresponsible legislation from causing irreparable harm to North Carolina voters,” said Price.  “The right to vote is central to American Democracy. Governor McCrory and Republicans at the General Assembly have spent over $1 million in taxpayer funds to defend the most extreme voter restrictions in the country. If allowed to stand, they would infringe on the voting rights of minorities, the elderly, and college students. I applaud the court’s decision today to protect this fundamental Constitutional right.”