A lot of statistics are being presented and there’s still a lot of confusion about how necessary the voter ID bill is and whether it would make voting difficult for some.
But that hasn’t stopped Republicans from pushing the bill through. Wednesday afternoon the back and forth between right and left continued in committee.
“Basically this bill is going to put out a bunch of little old ladies over a false claim of fraud,” said Representative Deborah Ross, Democrat Wake County. “We are trying to increase the requirements to ensure people are who they say they are when they vote,” Republican Representative Ric Killian of Mecklenburg County said. There was talk of compromise on the bill.
Two weeks ago one of the bill’s sponsors told ABC11 Eyewitness News student IDs and utility bills would be considered valid forms of identification at the polls. However, Wednesday ABC11 learned from another sponsor that they’ve gone back to the original bill.
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