N.C. voter ID veto likely to stand

Efforts at some compromise on the N.C. Legislature’s voter ID bill, which originally would have required a photo ID in order to vote, have reached an impasse. Without the necessary votes to override the governor’s veto last year of the bill (HB 351, Restore Confidence in Government), and with this year’s legislative session set to end early next week, the proposition of requiring a photo ID at the polls is likely to sunset for 2011-2012.


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0 thoughts on “N.C. voter ID veto likely to stand

  1. bsummers

    “Romney will win Penn either way.”

    Nice deflection, but the Republican Leader of Penn’s House apparently disagrees:

    “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.

    • bill smith

      Deflection? Barry, you assume FAR too much, far too often. I’m not defending voter ID laws, and nothing in my statement could be construed that way without some predetermined assumptions coming into play.

      I’m merely stating that Penn. is FAR too white and blue collar and Republican to vote for Obama. Thems the facts, barry my boy.

  2. bsummers

    Obama carried Penn with 621,000 votes in 2008. How many legitimate cases of “voter fraud” will be stopped by Voter ID? Few, if any. The real goal is keeping hundreds of thousands of legitimate poor, minority, disabled, student, or senior voters away from the polls.

    • bill smith

      Obama won by a measly few hundred thousand votes. Hillary won the nomination from the state. Far fewer dems are motivated to go to the poles this year. Can you really not do the math?

  3. jreiley

    So, “legitimate poor, minority, disabled, student, or senior voters” are all democrat? How can you possibly live without having some form of photo I.D.? Why is it such an issue to prove you are who you say you are? Would thumb printing be a better solution? I’m guessing that would be an issue of privacy cause it would hinder rapists, murders and what not a chance to vote. I recently bought a new car, guess whats the first thing they asked for. So ” legitimate poor, minority, disabled, student, or senior voters” can’t buy cars either?

    I’m a paramedic and recently treated a 30 something y.o. male for chest pains. When I asked his name, date of birth and what not to get him in the system to be treated, he confidently told me everything I asked. Cool, no problem. Half way to the ER he says, I can’t do that man, that’s my grandpa’s name and social security number. He wanted Medicare to pay his bill. Maybe he had a come to Jesus meeting in his head and came fourth with the truth. I’m sure there are others who wouldn’t.

    I’ll gladly show my I.D. to vote. I’m not here to lie and cheat the system.

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