RALEIGH One of the first bills the North Carolina General Assembly will enact next year, and that new Gov. Pat McCrory will sign, will establish a photo ID requirement to vote in North Carolina. It will pass quickly because it is uncontroversial.
Yes, I know that left-wing activists and the news media consider voter ID laws to be controversial. But the public doesn’t agree. Clear majorities of Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated respondents have consistently supported such identification requirements in public-opinion polls. Back in August, for example, three-quarters of respondents in a Washington Post poll said they favored a policy that “required to show official, government-issued photo identification — such as a driver’s license — when they cast ballots.”