Raleigh, N.C. — Sen. Paul Newton (R-Cabarrus) released the following statement on the photo voter ID ruling:
“For all their talk about a secure democracy, the left, with an able assist from the judiciary, is doing their best to undermine it. Today, a partisan court blocked the will of a majority of North Carolinians who amended their Constitution to require photo voter ID.
“The North Carolina Constitution requires photo voter ID. Today, a court decided requiring photo voter ID violates that same Constitution.
“The court absurdly concluded that a law sponsored by an African American Democrat was designed to harm African American voters. It’s unbelievable.
“Photo voter ID laws are designed to bolster confidence in elections. Calling this law irredeemably racist does the exact opposite.
“The Republican-led legislature has made incredible strides to increase confidence in elections, and Democrats continue to use the judicial branch to thwart the will of the majority of North Carolinians. We will appeal this case.”