In a stunning development, the General Assembly has virtually repealed the voter ID requirement.
Note how on our current web page a featured story by Susan Myrick shows how the actual facts have refuted the claims of opponents of voter ID.
Yes, a case was looming in federal court — on an issue in which other states have prevailed, and in which the history of the law in North Carolina backs up the case for voter ID.
Backers of the reform have battled for years. Then, without warning, before the court case could be decided, a large majority of Republican lawmakers turned tail and ran.
Defenders of election integrity have to be very disappointed.