Dem voter ID fear-mongering collides with reality in rural North Carolina

Last year when North Carolina adopted laws requiring voters to show an authorized form of photo ID, the usual suspects screamed that a great many people, particularly the poor and the elderly, would be disenfranchised.  While the law does not become effective until 2016, during last week's primary election judges were required to ask all voters if they possessed a proper photo ID.  If the answer was no, it was to be noted on the "Authorization to Vote" (ATV) form which each voter signs.  A voter without photo ID was to be given an information sheet on how to obtain the proper ID before 2016.  The county boards of election were assigned to follow up based upon the information on the ATV, so that by the time the 2016 election cycle arrives all voters will have proper ID. At my precinct not one voter stated he or she did not possess a valid photo ID.  This is a remote, rural precinct with many poor elderly residents, precisely the types the...(Read Full Post)