NCGOP Statement on NC Supreme Court Rulings

April 28, 2023
For Immediate Release

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Republican Party applauds the rulings by the Supreme Court of North Carolina, which reinstate common-sense election integrity protections and restore the constitutional framework after years of partisan subversion by radical Democrats on the bench.

A strong majority of North Carolina voters voted to replace those judicial activists last fall, just like they voted to adopt Voter ID requirements. For the last decade, Democrats have obstructed the Will of the People, but now North Carolina will be among the three dozen states requiring some form of ID to vote.

These rulings reinforce the fundamental principle of representative government that the people make the law, not judges. The proper role of the judiciary is to interpret the law as written, not as they wish it should be.

“Today is a great day for North Carolina and the Rule of Law,” said NCGOP Chairman Michael Whatley. “The People of North Carolina rejected the blatant activism of the progressive judges by electing a strong majority of conservative Justices. These rulings are a big step toward restoring respect for the Constitution and taking politics out of the courtroom.”