McCrory: bring your ID to vote

Posted April 18, 2012

— Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory is using a new web video to encourage voters to bring their identification to the polls.

"I know Governor Perdue doesn’t think it’s necessary, and neither do her understudies who want to take her job. But we do. We think it’s necessary to protect the fair, democratic vote," McCrory says in the 47-second spot. 

Under current voting law, most voters don't have to show identification when they go to vote. Exceptions includes those who registered by mail but did not include a copy of their photo identification when they did so. 

Here's the commercial: 


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  • driverkid3 Apr 23, 2012

    lazydawg58, I'll go along with that except for one thing: Our military members are/will be exempt. They are prepared to lay down their lives for us. They deserve to be able to vote by absentee ballot if they are serving this country.

  • matthewwood007 Apr 23, 2012

    A dozen nuns and an unknown number of students were turned away from polls Tuesday in the first use of Indiana's stringent voter ID law since it was upheld last week by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The nuns, all residents of a retirement home at Saint Mary's Convent near Notre Dame University, were denied ballots by a fellow sister and poll worker because the women, in their 80s and 90s, did not have valid Indiana photo ID cards.

    Though state officials reported no significant problems, advocates monitoring polling places said there was occasional confusion.

    "We were at one polling place for a few hours and picked up three or four different stories of people being turned away," said Gary Kalman of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group in Washington. "I don't have numbers about how widespread it is."

    "It's the law, and it makes it hard," said Sister Julie McGuire, who was working at the polling place and had to explain to the nuns that they could not vote. "Some don't understand why."

  • matthewwood007 Apr 23, 2012

    Photo IDs are required for many activities these days, from boarding a plane to purchasing a six-pack of beer. When asked if it was unreasonable to ask an individual to present an ID to vote, Middleton said, "It's not a constitutional right to buy Sudafed or become a frequent flier." She continued, "People fought and died to win the right to vote."

  • driverkid3 Apr 23, 2012

    jlp:::The facts are out there if you care to look for them.

    Yet ANOTHER worn out liberal talking point.

  • driverkid3 Apr 23, 2012

    geoherb1, I always take it and show it. Never had a problem with it. I go the early voting route, so that might make a difference.

  • matthewwood007 Apr 23, 2012

    The voter repression activities, Like the Voter Pruge based upon being Black in FLA discounted 50,000 voters, in a scheme brought from Texas to Katherine Harris. Or Blackwell, in Ohio taking voting machines away from areas "predominantly Black", or making absentee votes have to be on a certain "weight of paper"

    Of all the people charged with voter many in NC did it on purpose to propagandize this unreal "challange to our liberties" ?

    Whats next..... a citizenship IQ test to make sure you are competent enough to vote. Well, if they did that would Fox veiws be discriminated against becasue they regualrly believe the lies and distortions they are fed. What if you couldn't vote because you believe Sadaam Hussein was part of the 9/11 plot??? Or that the Bush Tax cut and the medicare Part D plan adding to the Trillions of dollars is Obamas fault?

  • driverkid3 Apr 23, 2012

    jlp:::It's the GOP way.

    Wrong! Someone stole MY ID; driver's license and SS card. I am prepared to deal with it if it does happen. I have never heard of a dead republican voting, never heard of ACORN registering republicans. If that had happened, the libs would be all over it like stink from a skunk and you know that as well as I do! Take the worn out line about ID disenfranchising poor and black people and put it where it the garbage can. Do you honestly think poor and black folks don't have the sense to vote just because they have to get an ID?

  • josephlawrence43 Apr 22, 2012

    For those who holler that there is no voter fraud in NC--then please tell me why ACORN and related Democratic organizations were shut down, members arrested for their voter registration activities.???

  • lazydawg58 Apr 20, 2012

    A solution in search of a problem. I'll tell you what. I'll go along with a voter ID requirement at the polls if you will go along with a ban on absentee voting. How many people have had someone else fill out their absentee ballot and send it in? How do we know that the proper person voted? We don't so lets ban the process because there is possible abuse. Heck we have early voting so if you are going to be out of town surely you can go by and vote in the three weeks prior to election day. Of course doing this would significantly affect Repulican turn out. It might even be enough to turn an election. But isn't it the right thing to do if it prevents even one illegal vote?

    How do you like the shoe on the other foot?

  • lovelarvae Apr 19, 2012

    "McCrory: bring your ID to vote"

    And your birth certificate, too!