Gov. Roy Cooper Vetoes NC Voter ID Law

Gov. Roy Cooper Vetoes NC Voter ID Law

By Daniel Jedzura

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Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the recently voted in voter photo identification legislation on Friday. Cooper has said many times in the past that he is against the voter ID legislation and has stopped it from passing in previous years.

The law mandates voters being an ID to vote in upcoming elections. The legislation greatly expands the number of qualifying IDs and exceptions compared to legislation blocked earlier this decade.

In the past, the law was seen as discriminatory towards minorities and poor people.

Written by Clarke Jones

Source: WNCT