"Who cares about the rights of 130,000 people?'' asks Chris Fitzsimon on his blog which can be found at weekend Follies column at www.ncpolicywatch.com.
Apparently it is ok to make it more difficult for 100,000 registered voters in North Carolina to cast their ballots. That was one of the interesting outcomes of the debate this week about the unnecessary voter ID bill making its way through the House.
Lawmakers heard from DMV officials that 318,000 of the state’s more than 6.4 million registered voters could not be matched with DMV records and that 171,000 of those people did not vote in the last two elections.
That information followed reports last year that more 600,000 people did not have a government-issued photo ID, though most people understood at the time that number was high because of confusion about name changes due to marriage and other factors.