District Judge Lynn Adelman ruled that the state didn't make a compelling case that voter fraud exists.
The law, which was passed before the 2012 election, had already been delayed.
Buncombe County GOP Precinct Chairman Don Yelton used the N-word and referred to "lazy blacks" while discussing the state's new Voter ID law with the show.
The North Carolina governor decries "hypocritical national reporting."
The former secretary of state, a Republican, said the law "turns off a voting bloc the Republican Party needs."
A Pennsylvania judge on Friday ruled that the state cannot enforce its Voter ID law during the 2013 election -- citing an ongoing legal battle.
The move is likely to touch off one of the biggest court battles over voting rights.
A trial has started challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter identification law, one of the strictest in the nation.