From the Greensboro News & Record, Voter ID is back. Surprised?
The General Assembly passed the bill on June 16 and Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed it. Legislative Republicans, who control both the House and Senate took a shot at overriding the veto, but fell four votes short in the House. (The vote tally shows they were five short, but that was due to a strategic vote by one Republican to keep the issue alive.)
Lawmakers then “parked” the bill in a committee to wait for a time when maybe the votes would be there.
That was Tuesday.
Wednesday, House Republicans moved a bunch of local bills – those affecting only a handful of counties – to the House Rules Committee. The handy thing about local bills is they’re not subject to gubernatorial veto.
A few months ago, it might have sounded so outlandish that you'd consider it a joke. But that's what you thought of George W. Bush in 2000. Then America reelected Bush in 2004. Now another Texas governor, Rick Perry, is running for president and the Arizona attorney general just filed suit against the government to invalidate several provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Don't take anything for granted.
(Cross-posted from Scrutiny Hooligans.)