North Carolina governor signs voter ID law

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    Now people in North Carolina need a photo ID to vote. Just like they need one to buy alcohol, cigarettes, sudafed, nail polish remover at CVS, board an airplane, cash a check at most banks. Why has it taken so long to get this enacted? Hopefully other states follow suit.

    http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/12/3102133/mccrory-signs-voter-id-bill.html#storylink=cpy
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    Every state in our Republic should require picture ID's when voting.
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    We live in Alabama. I have to show a picture ID when I vote. The funny thing is I have to show it to a lady that I go to church with and have known since elementary school.
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    good, this will certainly stop all the voter fraud that doesn't exist.
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    It wont stop it all, but it's a start.
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    Exactly!
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    ^ironic picture- as some here are ignoring other parts of this bill or most likely, have no clue.

    “The new law brings sweeping changes to the state’s election process by reducing the early-voting period by a week, abolishing same-day voter registration and ending straight-party voting.”

    This law also ends early voting on Sunday, ends same-day voter registration

    (Sunday is a big get out the vote within black communities/ churches)
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    That's even better. Great legislation passed there in NC.
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    ^why are the other parts of this law 'even better'?
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    They should go back to one day voting... it would help cut down even more voter fraud.... And abolish mail in votes unless one is incapacitated..
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    Separation of the church from the state. What's good for the goose...

    Don't kid yourself. Black churches weren't the only ones toeing that line. Campaigning and politicking in churches is a no-no. Now, I know only one side gets criticized for doing it, and the other gets a free pass, but its not right for either/any side to do it.
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    Why would democrats not want voters to have to produce a picture ID when they vote? Hmmmm
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    Anyone who supports this either a fool or an enemy of democrat, or perhaps both. There is no other explanation.
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    funny row-from the champion of global warming
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    Or neither.
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    Just as easy to turn it around and say that there is only one reason to fight against people being asked to provide basic proof of their identity at the polling location.

    I'm really confused by the ban on straight party voting. Unless NC has had a box on their ballots that says "Check here to vote for all the Democrats/Republicans" that this provision means they have to remove, you can't prohibit someone from choosing every candidate from one party on their ballot and expect that will hold up to a challenge.
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    Why are conservatives not recognizing student IDs?

    Gov't issued
    Picture
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    The removal of early registration & same day registration is prejudicial and unconstitutional...

    If you turn 18 on election day you cannot vote in NC now

    That is unconstitutional
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    Both of those are fairly recent inventions, so unless it's your position that every vote held before the fact were unconstitutional, you might be misusing that word a bit :)

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