The Charlotte Observer thinks Pat McCrory is full of crap. So should you.
What Republicans are trying to accomplish is clear: The voters who are most likely to be affected by the voter ID law are low-income minorities, who tend to vote Democrat. It's the same motive that's behind Republican-led legislation across the country that restricts voting, including in North Carolina, where lawmakers are considering overturning Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a voter ID bill. Some states are doing a particularly poor job of hiding their intentions, such as Texas, which rejected student IDs issued by state universities in its new voter ID law, but did give the nod to anyone with a handgun license.