Well . . .
A day we thought would never get here has finally passed. I wish the same could be said for the actual bill under consideration, but at least we're making progress. I wasn't able to be in NC today and had to sit this one out, but we have eyes. So, I'll post a deeper reaction later.
For now, here is my prognosis. The left's main complaint is that requiring a state ID card for voters, "takes us back to the old Jim Crow laws of the KKK south." With such emotional bombast, the Dem governor of NC will self-righteously veto the bill.
But don't be discouraged! It took decades to get where the Repubs even had the courage to raise the bill on the Statehouse floor, so we need to focus our frustration if it fails this time without walking away in disgust. This bill WILL become law one day. The fact that you need an ID card in order to apply for welfare benefits kinda undercuts their second favorite complaint about this bill: "It lays an undue burden on the poor" and their third favorite, "it's the return of the poll tax." (All shouted through a bullhorn.)
We WILL win this debate at some point in the future, so the only question is this: "What role do you want to play in bringing down the greatest voter fraud law in the history of North Carolina?" Without an ID card, anybody can vote numerous times. All a fraudulent voter need do is walk in to the polling station and claim the identity of someone they know has not already voted. Dead relatives and fictitious characters (registered through the efforts of ACORN types) make for wonderfully safe second and third voters.
Now, our job is to do the hard work of documenting how bad people are undermining our electoral system with such fraudulent behavior. If you want to do more than talk about the decline of America, if you want to do something to help prevent that decline, might I suggest that you surf on over to our organizational website and send in your name?! The address is www.VoterIntegrityProject.com