RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says a three-judge panel got it wrong by deciding a North Carolina Supreme Court decision meant only a small portion of a law combining elections and ethics duties into one agency should be struck down.
Cooper's attorneys asked Tuesday for the justices to intervene quickly and void the entire law approved last April by GOP lawmakers.
The governor's legal motions come a day after the three trial court judges decided the Supreme Court's ruling in January only meant sections of the law related to the combined board's membership were thrown out. Combining the board remained intact.
Cooper wants a stand-alone elections board again in which Democrats hold a majority of seats.
A new law taking effect next week retains the combined board but retools its membership.