Do you think any citizen of North Carolina really believes that ONE MILLION voters are without Photo ID of some sort? Sounds like those people are being disenfranchised from LIFE!!!!! How can anyone go through life without an ID . This article by WRAL tries to explain the “analysis” provided to them by the State Board of Elections.
The State Board of Elections
According to the WRAL report, “the analysis shows that at least 700,000 registered voters in the state don’t have a driver’s license or photo ID issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles. Records for another 300,000 people need further checking to determine if they have a license, elections officials said.”
Let’s look at the numbers:
1. for the sake of easy addition and subtraction lets go with the 1,000,000 number for people without ID from the DMV
2. at any given time there are about 500,000 inactive voters on the rolls – these voters have moved – so we know that their information would not match the state boards information
3. the director of the State Board of Elections said they needed to check 300,000 voters because of missing information
So let’s do the math
1,000,000 voters lack a dmv ID
-500,000 inactive voters
-300,000 voters with missing information
That leaves us with a total of 200,000 voters who either have not supplied a driver license number to the State Board of Elections or whose given number did not match the DMV database.
200,000 voters is a far cry from the 1 million voters that WRAL and the rest of the media reported without question a couple of weeks ago.
200,000 voters is about 3 percent of the total registered voters (6,101,779 today) in our State.