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NC House of Representatives have overrode Gov. Roy Coopers veto of the Voter ID Law. The House vote was 72-40. It was then passed the Senate who voted of 33-12 to override the veto. The Voter ID law was voted in during this past midterm election, mandating that to vote in upcoming elections, you must show a photo ID. The state says this time around, the legislation will allow more variety in the IDs that will be accepted when voting, compared to the previous voter ID law. This time around, talks say college and university IDs will be accepted along with worker IDs and more.
Democratic legislators acknowledge voter ID rules are necessary because of the referendum but say details are being rushed and will prevent some minorities and poor people from voting.
“We are making it far more complicated to show a photo ID, and thus making it harder to vote. We are creating longer lines at polling sites,” said Rep. Darren Jackson (D-Wake).
Cooper said he expected the issue to head to court during a one-on-one interview with CBS 17 Wednesday afternoon.
I guess we’ll see how this turns out
Written by Clarke Jones