RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he supports a voter ID law making its way through the General Assembly.
McCrory said Tuesday following a meeting with the Black Legislative Caucus that he plans to sign a bill requiring photo identification at the polls. The caucus has stood firmly against the bill, arguing it disenfranchises poor and minority voters who are more likely to lack photo ID.
McCrory, a Republican, said he will continue meeting with groups to hear opposing views on any subject, but he disagrees with the Black Legislative Caucus on the bill.
Republicans unsuccessfully pursued voter ID legislation in 2011 but now hold veto-proof majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. McCrory said the new bill is an improvement over the 2011 effort because it includes a wider array of identification options.
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