Mary C. Curtis: Lame-duck Session Begins, with Voter ID the Chief Task
Will N.C. Legislature’s GOP Majority Use Its Power Before Losing Super-Majority in 2019?
CHARLOTTE, NC — In the midterm elections, North Carolina voters delivered a check on the state general assembly’s Republican super-majorities, while also approving a voter ID amendment to the state constitution. Will state lawmakers be able to craft and approve a bill before the holiday break, a new year and new membership? GOP lawmakers hope so. Previous attempts at voter ID bills and voting restrictions did not pass muster with the courts.
While Republicans and supporters say photo voter ID is needed for security and to prevent fraud, opponents say it is a form of voter suppression, mostly affecting minorities, the elderly, students and the poor, a way to solve a problem that does not exist. (Mary C. Curtis)
And what else is on the docket for this lame-duck session?
WCCB Political Contributor, Mary C. Curtis weighs in.