According to this News and Observer article the governor has received more phone calls in support of the Voter Photo ID legislation waiting for her signature than phone calls against the legislation. Conversely, she has received many more emails opposing the legislation than emails in support of it.
It will be interesting to see what the governor does with this bill — each time the Civitas Institute has polled on this issue the results are striking in support of a requirement to provide a photo ID to vote. Since 2005, 83 – 87 percent of the respondents believe that requiring voters to present a photo ID is a good idea. However, the far-left fringes are adamant in their opposition to any ID requirement.
Will the governor think that pleasing a very small, very vocal, extremely liberal/progressive element is more important and more politically advantageous than signing a bill that has the support of an overwhelming majority of people in every demographic?