Below is a message that appears on Elaine Marshall’s campaign website asking visitors to sign a petition against voter photo ID. She is reciting the mantra of the left, saying that the law is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist….
Ms. Marshall sounds like she knows something that no one else knows when she writes, “Right now, the legislature plans to override Perdue’s veto on a Voter I.D. law passed last year.” By all indications, the NC House is steering away from controversy in this session. The funny thing is that voter photo ID legislation is the least controversial issue around. Time and again, state and national polls have shown that a overwhelming majority of people (75 – 85 percent of voters) believe that voter photo ID is needed and that it just makes common-sense. The support is strong with approval across every demographic, including party, race, gender and age – because it just makes sense.
Ms. Marshall also states in her message that voter photo will strip a basic right away from voters, the U.S. Supreme Court disagrees with her. In a 6-3 decision, it upheld Indiana’s voter ID Law. In the decision, Justice Stevens concluded that “Each of Indiana’s asserted interests is unquestionably relevant to its interest in protecting the integrity and reliability of the electoral process.
PETITION: STOP VOTER ID LEGISLATION!
Voting is a basic, fundamental right in our country – and any attempt to suppress voters must be stopped.
Right now, the legislature plans to override Governor Perdue’s veto on a Voter I.D. law passed last year. This law will disproportionately hurt seniors and low-income voters. If this law were to pass, folks like my 92 year old mother would need a photo I.D. in order to practice a basic right. This law will prevent thousands of North Carolinians from voting in November. It is voter suppression at its finest.
I cannot sit back and watch thousands of voters have a basic right stripped from them. That is why we are launching a petition this week demanding the legislature drop this veto attempt.
Voter I.D. laws are a complicated solution to a problem that doesn’t exist – voter fraud is fiction, not fact.
We already have laws that punish violators of election laws. Most election violations would not be cured by an I.D. requirement. This proposal would add costs and burdens to eligible voters in violation to our NC constitution that requires all elections to be free.
And again, I cannot stress this enough, this legislative move will disenfranchise thousands of voters. In fact, right-wing groups desperately trying to prove that fraud exists have taken to trying to commit fraud themselves, rather than find factual examples.
It is ridiculous – but we have the power to ensure Governor Perdue’s veto holds in the legislature.
If this veto is overturned, a lot of good people will have no chance to vote in November.
It would be a terrible shame if we let that happen.