The N.C. House is gearing up this week for possible veto override votes on several of Gov. Perdue’s record-setting 15 vetoes this session. Curiously, this N&O article describes the voter ID bill as “one of the most politically divisive issues raised by the General Assembly’s new GOP majority.”
Actually, the voter ID bill is one of the most universally supported issues in modern state political history. With as many as 84% of the public supporting such legislation, this actually is one of the most politically unifying issues of our time. This bill is opposed by only a tiny fraction of citizens, but opposition is lead by a lengthy list of radical left-wing special interest and advocacy groups that have access to liberal lawmakers.
Will our elected officials cave to the pressure of fringe special interest groups, or listen to the overwhelming majority of citizens?