Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory is trying to build public pressure upon lawmakers to support a voter photo identification mandate vetoed by his potential gubernatorial opponent next year.
McCrory this week began a multimedia effort to persuade Democrats to help override Gov. Beverly Perdue’s veto of the voter ID requirement pushed by Republicans at the Legislature. An override vote is expected July 25. McCrory lost to Perdue in the 2008 election and is considering a 2012 bid.
McCrory wants supporters to create videos and Facebook and Twitter postings about places where they already must show photo ID.
Perdue and other Democrats have said the bill would suppress voter turnout, particularly among older adults, minorities and women. McCrory and other Republicans say an ID requirement would protect the voting process.