Just in from the experts at Democracy North Carolina:
A host of data collected from the State Board of Elections shows how legislation to change election rules would significantly affect the voters in each county.
For example, the bill to require that voters show a government photo ID could impact nearly 5% of North Carolina voters, according to the Board’s analysis conducted this spring. Statewide, 318,000 registered voters do not appear to have a NC driver’s license or state identity card. Counties with a high percent of non-white populations are most affected: 8.6% of voters in Bertie County lack a NC ID, compared to 2.8% in Davie County. Some other counties: Buncombe, 4.4%; Dare, 3.2%; Durham, 9.7%; Halifax, 7.2; Iredell, 2.2%; Johnston, 3.3%; Robeson, 8.6%; Stokes, 3.0%; Wake, 3.8%. See data for all counties at end of this release or at: http://bit.ly/18ygwOT.
Statewide, the numbers show that the ID requirement will disproportionately impact African Americans (who are 23% of all registered voters, but 34% of those who lack a NC photo ID) and women (who are 54% of registered voters, but 64% of those who lack a NC photo ID). Democrats are also far more likely not to have a state photo ID than Republican or Unaffiliated voters….
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