Current North Carolina elections board in place a little longer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina judges have delayed the enforcement of their ruling that struck down the latest iteration of the state elections board.

The extension from the three-judge panel came late Friday.

The judges ruled in October that the board's composition doesn't give Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper the control that's warranted to him over an executive agency. They had put off the board's termination until Dec. 3, but now it won't happen until noon Dec. 12.

GOP leaders had asked the judges for at least another 30 days so they could pass a new elections board law and let the current board work on resolving the pending 9th Congressional District election. The current nine-member board said Friday it would hold an evidentiary hearing on the 9th District by Dec. 21.

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