According to this story, the Governor of North Carolina, and also the legislature of North Carolina, are each hiring private attorneys to defend the state from the lawsuit filed yesterday against several new North Carolina election laws. The state’s Attorney General, Roy Cooper, says his office will defend the state laws. However, the Governor and the Republican majority in the legislature remember that Cooper, who is a Democrat, criticized the laws that are under attack while they were going through the legislature.
The lawsuit attacks the new law over government photo-ID for voters at the polls, a reduction in the number of days for early voting, a repeal of the law that lets unregistered individuals register at the early voting centers just before they vote, and restrictions on provisional ballots. The lawsuit is called U.S.A. v State of North Carolina.