June 24, 2022

Thursday, all the hoo-haw over the Supreme Court’s gun law ruling drowned out the news that the Court delivered another victory for Republicans and voter integrity laws in North Carolina.

The GOP legislature passed a voter ID requirement there. The NAACP sued, citing all the “Jim Crow 2.1/voter suppression” rhetoric that we heard about Georgia’s election integrity law despite the numbers of voters greatly increasing. GOP legislators said the state's Democrat Attorney General is not defending the law adequately (a Democrat attorney general letting politics determine how he does his job? Inconceivable!!) and sued to take over the defense themselves, which they argued is their right under state law. The SCOTUS agreed.