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McCrory not wedded to photo ID requirement to vote

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants a North Carolina voter identification bill on his desk but now sounds willing to accept a bill that doesn't demand photo ID to cast ballots in person.

McCrory told reporters Wednesday he's open to other required identification such as voter registration cards but would let the General Assembly develop legislation. He'd be asked to sign any bill into law.

McCrory's comments contrast with his past support of a photo ID requirement, particularly a 2011 Republican bill vetoed by Gov. Bev Perdue.

House Speaker Thom Tillis said later Wednesday a bill may be afoot this year requiring people without a form of ID to cast provisional ballots.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported similar comments from McCrory when he visited Greensboro on Tuesday.

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1/9/2013 4:59:46 PM (GMT -5:00)

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