TheFeniX, I note in one of your articles:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/artic ... ack-voters
I followed that up to the actual brief
http://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/u ... nc-4th.pdf
thence forth to the actual bill in question:
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bill ... H589v9.pdf
First things first.
A.) 49 pages of dense type is too fucking much for any bill. The people responsible for that length should be hung by the neck until dead as a prophylactic operation.
B.) I note that the media omits facts.
North Carolina’s bill extended beyond requiring a state-issued photo ID at the polls.
is the claim.
"§ 163-166.13. Photo identification requirement for voting in person.
(a) Every qualified voter voting in person in accordance with this Article,
G.S. 163-227.2, or G.S. 163-182.1A shall present photo identification bearing any reasonable
resemblance to that voter to a local election official at the voting place before voting, except as
(1) For a registered voter voting curbside, that voter shall present identification
under G.S. 163-166.9.
(2) For a registered voter who has a sincerely held religious objection to being
photographed and has filed a declaration in accordance with G.S. 163-82.7A
at least 25 days before the election in which that voter is voting in person,
that voter shall not be required to provide photo identification.
(3) For a registered voter who is a victim of a natural disaster occurring within
60 days before election day that resulted in a disaster declaration by the
President of the United States or the Governor of this State who declares the
lack of photo identification due to the natural disaster on a form provided by
the State Board, that voter shall not be required to provide photo
identification in any county subject to such declaration. The form shall be
available from the State Board of Elections, from each county board of
elections in a county subject to the disaster declaration, and at each polling
place and one-stop early voting site in that county. The voter shall submit the
completed form at the time of voting.
(b) Any voter who complies with subsection (a) of this section shall be permitted to
(c) Any voter who does not comply with subsection (a) of this section shall be
permitted to vote a provisional official ballot which shall be counted in accordance with
(d) The local election official to whom the photo identification is presented shall
determine if the photo identification bears any reasonable resemblance to the voter presenting
the photo identification. If it is determined that the photo identification does not bear any
reasonable resemblance to the voter, the local election official shall comply with
(e) As used in this section, "photo identification" means any one of the following that
contains a photograph of the registered voter. In addition, the photo identification shall have a
printed expiration date and shall be unexpired, provided that any voter having attained the age
of 70 years at the time of presentation at the voting place shall be permitted to present an
expired form of any of the following that was unexpired on the voter's 70th birthday.
Notwithstanding the previous sentence, in the case of identification under subdivisions (4)
through (6) of this subsection, if it does not contain a printed expiration date, it shall be
acceptable if it has a printed issuance date that is not more than eight years before it is
presented for voting:
(1) A North Carolina drivers license issued under Article 2 of Chapter 20 of the
General Statutes, including a learner's permit or a provisional license.
(2) A special identification card for nonoperators issued under G.S. 20-37.7.
(3) A United States passport.
(4) A United States military identification card, except there is no requirement
that it have a printed expiration or issuance date.
(5) A Veterans Identification Card issued by the United States Department of
Veterans Affairs for use at Veterans Administration medical facilities
facilities, except there is no requirement that it have a printed expiration or
(6) A tribal enrollment card issued by a federally recognized tribe.
(7) A tribal enrollment card issued by a tribe recognized by this State under
Chapter 71A of the General Statutes, provided that card meets all of the
a. Is issued in accordance with a process approved by the State Board
of Elections that requires an application and proof of identity
equivalent to the requirements for issuance of a special identification
card by the Division of Motor Vehicles under G.S. 20-7 and
b. Is signed by an elected official of the tribe.
(8) A drivers license or nonoperators identification card issued by another state,
the District of Columbia, or a territory or commonwealth of the United
States, but only if the voter's voter registration was within 90 days of the
As seen above, you can still vote without a ID; it's just provisionally.
Second, the list of acceptable photo IDs is essentially a condensed version of acceptable ID at airports:
https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-scr ... tification
I note one difference being the use of Veterans ID cards -- I guess they gotta chase that "SUPPORT THE MILITARY- RAR STRONK" crowd that way.
Likewise, it's also very close to the official North Carolina ABC Regulations:
https://portal.abc.nc.gov/Public%20Web% ... mation.pdf
Acceptable Forms of Identification:
In North Carolina, there are only four acceptable forms of
identification you can use to buy alcoholic beverages:
1. Current driver’s license from North Carolina or other states.
2. U.S. Military Identification.
3. North Carolina Identification Card. An official State of
North Carolina Special Identification (ID) card that has a
photograph issued to a person who does not drive.
4. Official passport issued by any nation. Passports may be in
the booklet or card form. Official forms of identification
include a photograph, date of birth and written or electronic
A wristband is not an acceptable form of identification. Other
unacceptable forms of identification include: birth certificates,
school or work ID cards, Social Security Cards, bill
statements or other identifications different from the 4
allowable IDs above
I guess North Carolina discriminates against black people purchasing alcohol. Where's the NAACP lawsuit against this?
EDIT: Likewise, how does eliminating "same day voter registration" discriminate against black people when only 13 states + DC have it, but the other 37 states don't have it?