North Carolina Voter ID Bill Could Negatively Impact 1 In 10 Voters, Elections Board Finds

A new analysis of a proposed voter ID law that North Carolina Republicans plan to introduce on the very first day of the legislative session suggests that as many as one in 10 registered voters could be disenfranchised if the bill were to become law. According to the News & Observer, a majority of voters without the requisite forms of government-issued IDs are registered Democrats, and 30 percent of them are African-American, greatly disproportionate to the statewide black population. Officials cautioned that their estimates, based on voters’ division of motor vehicle records, may be slightly off.