The Brunswick County GOP held training this morning for poll observers These are the folks who will sit quietly inside polling places and hopefully make sure nothing dirty goes on. There was a lot of great information presented about what can and can not take place at our polls, but I'll save that for closer to election day.
One issue that came up at the training session and that I know bothers lots of people is the fact that no ID is required to cast a vote in North Carolina. Some form of paperwork that links a voter's name to an address is required at the time of registration. This can take the form of anything from a drivers' license to an electric bill. As long as you claim the name on the paper and the address matches the one you are using to register, all is fine and dandy.
That's as close as we can get in North Carolina to making sure a voter is who he says he is. Democrats both locally and on a national level consider voter ID laws to "disenfranchise" too many of their poor and minority constituents. Never mind that an ID is required to drive, fly, rent a movie or apply for food stamps. Asking for one at the polls is tantamount to a poll tax. Ridiculous.
The people of North Carolina love to whine and complain about their government, then return the same democrats to the house, senate and governorship year after year. If you want your vote to mean something and not be canceled out by some ACORN hack voting in every precinct in the Charlotte area, it's time to make a change. Swallow whatever differences you may have with Pat McCrory or your local GOP candidate and vote for at least a chance that we can have sanity in our next elections.
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