Thursday, January 10, 2013
BUT ... John Frank and Craig Jarvis are reporting that both Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis are making gurgling sounds about softening the expected voter photo ID law in North Carolina. They're making those sounds evidently because the State Board of Elections issued its report that almost 1 in 10 NC voters do not already have state-issued ID cards.
That's a game-changer, mumbled Thom Tillis.
Maybe they'll allow other forms of identity, like an ASU student card? And maybe the far-right crowd in the General Assembly clown car will go ahead with their harshest version of the law -- after all, they refused compromise last year after Gov. Perdue vetoed their first bill, and they're feeling their conservative, ALEC-shoveled oats even more after last fall's election.
We shall see ... and very shortly.