With Constitutional Amendment, GOP Tries Again On North Carolina Voter ID

WFAE,  October 18, 2018

[S]tate Republicans are trying again to require photo ID at the polls, this time in a proposed constitutional amendment that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. ...

After the 2013 voter ID was voided, the GOP hopes that enshrining photo ID in the constitution will make it harder for a court to overturn it. The amendment would require a photo ID, but the General Assembly would write the rules.

Legislators could push for what's considered to be a “strict” photo ID requirement, similar to Georgia’s requirement. Georgia requires a driver’s license, passport, U.S. military ID card or a state-issued ID card. That’s similar to what North Carolina had before a federal court struck down its law. ...

There were two cases of voter impersonation, which would could have been prevented with photo ID [based on the state Board of Elections' audit of the 2016 election].

By Steve Harrison

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