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GOP lawmakers to pursue photo IDs for NC voters

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) -- Republicans taking over control of North Carolina's General Assembly next month want closer controls over voters.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that GOP lawmakers want to require voters to show a driver's license or other photo identification when casting ballots. House leaders hope to pass a bill within their first 100 days to make North Carolina the 10th state to require a photo ID at the polls.

Supporters like Sen. David Rouzer say it's a common-sense way to avoid voter fraud. The Johnston County Republican says most of his constituents are appalled photo IDs aren't required to vote.

Skeptics worry it would dampen turnout, especially among the elderly and poor who tend to vote for Democrats.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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THANK

GOD!! FINALLY some bit of hope for our election process in this state!

Awwwww, the democrats can't

Awwwww, the democrats can't cheat their way to another election win now. Darn. I personally think they should add an IQ and reading test to the liost of requirements to vote. The results of the elections would be quite different.

What does it matter?

Why would requiring photo ID dampen turnout among poor and elderly voters? The ID requirement merely means you are who you say you are, and that you're a legal resident of the precinct you're voting in.

I live in Va and when I show up to my polling place, I have never been asked whether I'm voting Republican, Democrat. Independent, or some other party. I am asked to provide proof of identity, which I think is a good thing, because it can cut down on voter fraud.

Skeptics worry that it will

Skeptics worry that it will dampen turnout??? Turnout of whom; illegals, welfare cheats and multiple voters who tend to vote for Democrats?

It's about time!

OH, one more thing moderators... typing in advertising text for the captcha verification is pure BS.

LOL

I don't mind typing in the text...but having to watch a VIDEO to type it in is VERY ANNOYING!