Democracy NC on Voter ID: “They’re trying to gin up fear” (audio)
The Senate Judiciary I committee passed the latest photo voter ID bill Tuesday morning, and a floor vote could come as early as this afternoon.
The move to fast track House Bill 351 (“Restore Confidence in Government”) comes as no surprise to Democracy NC’s Bob Hall.
Hall notes the bill will result in the state spending millions of dollars to combat a handful of claims of election fraud, while ignoring larger concerns of county elections officials. (Investigations by the State Board of Elections found only 5 votes per million cast in North Carolina from 2004 to 2010 involved fraud that a Voter ID would have stopped. )
He says this legislation will however disenfranchise low-income, people of color, as well as seniors and women.
Hall joins Chris Fitzsimon on News and Views this weekend to talk more about House Bill 351/SB 352. For a preview of their radio interview, click below: