Dianna Carter: Easy ID

August 17, 2013 

Easy ID

Since taking office Gov. Pat McCrory has not backed away from making hard changes to bring our state into the 21st century. North Carolina is now one of 34 states that require formal IDs to vote.

I recently was selected to be part of a town hall meeting via my phone. I found out that anyone who needs a voter ID can go to the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles and receive an ID free of charge.

However, the Rev. William Barber of the NAACP is afraid black residents won’t be able to comply with simple voting regulations. He brought Rosanell Johnson Eaton, a Franklin County resident, in front of cameras and used her as an example of someone who cannot easily comply with the new rules. Hogwash! Her current state ID and Social Security number are being used, allowing her to draw Social Security, have a bank account and pay state and local taxes.

If she does have a problem voting, which I truly doubt would happen, I’d be willing to bet that McCrory would issue an executive order naming her as eligible to vote in our great state.

Dianna Carter


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