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County-by-county data reveal dramatic impact of proposed election changes on voters

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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4 Comments


  1. Doug

    July 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Well….I guess those 318,000 are the likely voter fraud population that this bill would be targeting. Once the valid voter population within that number get their free ID’s then the law would serve it’s purpose. Oh, and then the number of people receiving those ID’s will also get the huge benefit of being able participate in society. You know…get things like bank accounts, welfare benefits, take one of those new fangled airplane trips, cash a check….etc. etc. My true guess is that less than 100,000 of those are actual real, non-dead, valid voters….so there is really little effect overall on people’s lives other than to have confidence elections are not being fraudulently stolen.

  2. ML

    July 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    If the purpose was to eliminate fraud you’d have to look at campaign finance too but that’s not the true purpose is it?

  3. Jack

    July 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Republicans admit that voter fraud is a red herring.

  4. Doug

    July 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    ML,
    Neither party wants to look at campaign financing. No matter what you may or may not think politicians are ALL beholden to the special interests, corporations, and outsider money.

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