A friend of mine who lives near A.C. Reynolds High School passed along a mailer that was sent out by [N.C. House candidate] Nathan Ramsey. This mailer was touting the need for laws that require state residents to show an ID to vote. Shame on Nathan Ramsey for buying into the GOP's voter-suppression efforts that, strangely enough, seem to only appear in crucial swing states.
Voter ID laws simply disenfranchise the students, poor people and the elderly who normally vote for Democrats. This move smacks of a ploy to get a hold of PAC money right out of Art Pope's pocket. I think he may have taken this clue from the "king" himself (Tim Moffitt, I am talking to you).
Just ask any of these voter ID legislators to name some cases that involve in-person voter fraud occurring on a scale that would warrant a law to protect the ballot box. They won't be able to name one because it just isn't happening.
If these guys want the GOP to win elections they should help them work on a message that actually appeals to people instead of taking cheap shots at our population's most vulnerable.
— Valerie Barnes