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:

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One Comment

  1. Jack

    June 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    President Obama isn’t doing anything to create jobs, an the NCGA is eliminating jobs, then there are the undocumented workers who are taking our jobs and then there are the multitudes of voter fraud people that don’t really exist put are identified by the NCGA as being a threat to the democratic process in NC.

    Perhaps we can do something about the school problem in the state. That’s right, they already have.