One of the best indications of the extent of the damage the current General Assembly has done to North Carolina in the last two years is that analysis of the positive things lawmakers accomplished generally starts with proposals that were defeated.
Prominent on that list was the failure of legislative leaders to enact a strict government-issued photo ID requirement for voters despite virtually no evidence of voter fraud in the state. And it didn’t fail for a lack of trying.
The House and Senate both passed an extreme version of a photo ID bill that would have disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of people, primarily seniors, African-Americans and people with disabilities.
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