Russell Catania: Help get IDs

May 11, 2013 

Help get IDs

It is inevitable that the voter ID law will pass both houses of the N.C. legislature, will be signed by the governor and will most likely be upheld in the courts. It is also wanted by a vast majority of the population of North Carolina (75 percent or so by most polls).

Currently, 30 states require voter ID, and 10 of those require photo ID. The Rev. William Barber, the NAACP and their followers seem intent on fighting it tooth and nail for the foreseeable future, tying up the police departments and our courts and disrupting the peace.

Since Barber and his followers in the past have shown that they have the time, money, effort and resources to bus thousands of people to the polls to vote for their candidate in 2008 and 2012, wouldn’t it better serve everyone if, instead of all this civil disobedience, they turned all those resources to helping those who need proper voter ID to get it? That would be a win-win for all involved.

I always believed that those who oppose voter ID requirements are therefore in favor of voter fraud.

Russell Catania


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