"North Carolina Gov. Patrick McCrory has signed a sweeping voting reform bill that imposes strict photo identification requirements on the state's 4.5 million voters, rolls back the early voting period and repeals one-stop registration during early voting.
Almost immediately following the signing, civil rights groups filed lawsuits in federal court challenging the law.
McCrory, a Republican elected last November, called the bill - passed by the legislature along party lines on July 25 - "a common sense law" that is supported by 70 percent of North Carolinians polled.
"Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote," McCrory said in a written statement. Defending the law in an on camera statement posted to YouTube, he criticized opponents' "from the extreme left" for using "scare tactics."
Good for North Carolina. The Supreme court is already on their side.
I said this not long ago. How can you contribute to society these days without legal identification? In most cases, you cannot.
Voting is a special right and we should be honored to have it and be happy to do whatever it takes to keep it fair and legal.
I do not have a single problem with these laws and I hope they sweep the nation.
You have to have ID to cash a check.
You have to have ID to operate a motor vehicle.
You have have ID to board an airplane.
(On most cases)You have to have an ID to get a job...unless they pay cah under the table, you will need it to cash your paycheck.
What if you are walking down the street and a brick falls from a building and knocks you unconscious...might be nice to have ID so the authorities and emergency services can contact family.
The left argument is just stupid. If you do not have an ID, chances are, you are milking and bleeding the system to begin with...maybe you should get your ID if you want to participate...if you choose not to, I take that as saying you choose to keep your own voice silenced.
Edit to add...
When I transferred my license from Maryland to Virginia last year, I signed up to vote. I have a voters registration card AND a valid, state issued ID. This is not hard people...it's an excuse the left is using to find faults with perfectly acceptable clarifications. Especially considering the 11 million illegals milking our system...no, you do not get to vote to continue the bleeding...
Edited by Jeremiah65, 13 August 2013 - 09:26 PM.