Hillary Clinton hailed news Wednesday that the Supreme Court declined to reinstate North Carolina's controversial voter identification requirements, and characterized the decision as a major victory for the people of the Tar Heel State.

"Great news for North Carolinians. Let's make voting easier so every voice in our democracy can be heard," the Democratic candidate's social media feed read Wednesday evening.

The Supreme Court refused Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina's law mandating that residents provide photo identification in order to vote, and also said the state could not limit early in-person voting to just 10 days before elections.

The ruling was a response to Gov. Pat McCrory and members of the state legislature's attempts to block a separate court decision that said the voting laws reeked of racial discrimination, the Associated Press reported:

The AP noted:

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down several parts of the law last month, saying they were approved by Republican legislators with intentional bias against black voters in mind. Lawyers for McCrory and the state officials, some hired by GOP legislative leaders who championed the 2013 law, disagreed with the 4th Circuit ruling and wanted a delay while they draft an appeal on legal arguments they want the Supreme Court to consider.
The voting adjustments could benefit Democrats in the November election, since registered Democrats historically have favored using early voting. Evidence presented during the trial over the 2013 law says black residents disproportionately lack photo ID required by North Carolina's mandate. Black voters traditionally have voted overwhelmingly Democratic in North Carolina.
The challenged provisions "target African-Americans with almost surgical precision," said the 4th Circuit ruling.

Voting rights groups and their attorneys argued that photo ID requirements and limiting early voting to just 10 days would disproportionately harm African-Americans and other minority voters.

"They said arguments by the state were misguided that making voting rules different in the general election compared to the primaries would cause confusion. Voter ID was required during the state's two primary elections this year and 10 days of early voting have been in place since 2014," the AP said. "In fact, the plaintiffs' lawyers said, it would be even worse to keep the requirements in place when election officials are now rearranging voting procedures based on the 4th Circuit decision July 29."

McCrory and other lawmakers who support the controversial voting requirements maintain that the legislation is meant only to guard against voter fraud.