North Carolina came up a gubernatorial veto short of approving a new voter ID measure last year. The latest TIME reminds us that other states had better success with that type of legislation:
Voting is starting to look like flying: you may need a government ID to participate. Kansas, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas enacted ballot-security laws in 2011. Nearly 30 other states considered enhanced ID checks at the polls. Advocates say the new measures prevent fraud; the Obama Justice Department has raised concerns that the rules may dampen turnout among minorities and the elderly.
Why do we need a photo identification requirement for voters? The Heritage Foundation’s Hans von Spakovsky offered plenty of good reasons during a John Locke Foundation/Federalist Society presentation and an interview for Carolina Journal Radio/CarolinaJournal.tv.