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NC NAACP: Voter ID is a "ridiculous" first step by Republicans

NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber says it is “ridiculous” that the new leaders of the General Assembly plan to make voter ID an early priority this session.

Rather, Barber says lawmakers should focus all their energy on finding a balanced approach to the state’s budget crisis and creating new jobs.

He says legislators who believe voter fraud should be a top issue this session are merely “pandering to fear and prejudices.”

Barber’s comments followed a Tuesday press conference, announcing the fifth annual HKonJ march. To hear Rev. Barber’s full remarks on Voter ID, click below:
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  2. Louie

    January 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I was glad to hear Rev. Barber say this morning that the HKonJ movement was anti-war. Military spending has got to be reduced in order for the USA to avoid a devastating collapse

  3. UNaffiliated Voter

    January 26, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Any person responsible to vote is surely responsible enough to supply his/her OWN valid photo I.D.!!!

    If they dont have one, and cannot verify their personal record as a registered voter, then they dont vote!

    Also, any person receiving government handouts should relinquish the right to vote!

  4. Kate

    January 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Wow, Unaffiliated Voter, any person receiving government handouts should relinquish their right to vote? I guess that eliminates farmers – since they receive massive agricultural subsidies I guess it eliminates me – I checked out a book from the library last week, free of charge! I guess it eliminates all of us who drive on government-provided roads and bridges, and any of us who attended public school.

    I’m sorry, maybe I misunderstood and there was a particular type of government hand out you were referring to?

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