Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Voter ID advances 67-50 as NC House gives tentative approval to GOP bill.

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HACKNEY SAYS GOP WANTS TO SUPRESS MINORITY VOTING. WE RECALL THAT HE BLOCKED USING JESUS' NAME IN NC HOUSE PRAYERS. SIMMER DOWN, JOSEPH!

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Submitted by cjarvis on 2011-06-08 23:57

The House gave tentative approval tonight to the bill requiring voters show a photo identification. The abrupt vote – at 11:50 p.m. with no debate allowed – passed on a vote of 67-50. Speaker Thom Tillis said a full debate would be permitted on final reading.

“You all know, as I do, there is a Republican effort from across the country to enact voter ID laws for the purpose of suppressing voting,” said Minority Leader Rep. Joe Hackney, a Chapel Hill Democrat.

“The purpose of this bill is to restore confidence of the people of this state that the people who present themselves to vote actually qualify and are actually only voting once,” said Majority Leader Paul “Skip” Stam, an Apex Republican.

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