Governor Roy Cooper is holding his ground against the voter identification amendment that is still being battled over. Starting in 2020 North Carolina voters will have to show identification when voting. Voters approved the amendment in November.
Cooper says we don’t need unnecessary, unconstitutional restrictions on people being able to vote. He is trying to repeal the amendment. He says we should be making it easier for people to vote rather than harder.
Cooper says we should be able to trust in our election process, and he does not think this amendment is necessary.
See full story here. At stake in this decision, as in all other election-related questions, is the accuracy of election results in determining our leadership. It is widely believed the voter ID law would harm Democratic voters more than Republican who are more likely to already have ID. Native American voters, in particular, have expressed their worries that the presentation of identification bearing street address as demanded by the new law will pose an obstacle to them in several ways. See more on the subject at the Democracy Chronicles Voter ID archive of articles.