Breaking: Tillis Announces NC House to Override Photo ID Veto

BREAKING NEWS: Clearly NC House Speaker Thom Tillis feels that he has the votes to override Governor Beverly Perdue‘s veto of the Photo Voter ID bill.  This is excellent news.  While your blogger doesn’t know who the Democrats are that will be siding with the Republican majority, we will report them just as soon as we find out.

Meanwhile, the NC Senate has a veto proof majority.  Does your vote at the polls matter?  You bet it does!

The press release from Tillis’ office is below:

House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) announced today that the North Carolina House will attempt to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the voter ID bill when the body reconvenes in July.

“Governor Perdue has chosen to veto a bill that over 75% of North Carolinians support and more than a dozen other states utilize,” Tillis said.

“Governor Perdue continues to play politics and she has once again turned her back on the voters of our state.  Republicans in the state House will not let this stand.   We will take the lead and we will work for an override vote on the voter ID bill when the House reconvenes in July.”

Tillis said the House will notice the veto override once the House reconvenes in July for a brief session on redistricting.   The override vote will occur during the July session.

“This legislation is a no-brainer,” Tillis said.

“Requiring a photo ID to vote is a measure that provides confidence in voting and protects the integrity of our electoral process.  Why this bill was vetoed is beyond me, but we will not stand idly by while the Governor and her liberal allies put politics before principle.  We simply want North Carolina to join the majority of states that have an ID requirement when someone shows up to vote.”

The voter ID bill, known as the “Restore Confidence in Government Act,” has consistently received substantial support of the voters across party lines.  If citizens do not possess photo identification, the bill stipulates that free photo identification can be provided at DMV locations or local Boards of Elections.

“This is not a partisan issue, nor is it defined by political controversy in other states,” said Tillis.

“The Governor is out of touch with the people in her state, and we intend to make that very clear to the citizens of North Carolina in the days and months ahead.”

For more, please see NC Governor Vetoes Photo Voter ID

8 Responses to “Breaking: Tillis Announces NC House to Override Photo ID Veto”

  • [...] the NC GOP in the past week.  Last week, they passed the VoterID bill, which Bev Perdue vetoed.  The Republicans promptly swore to work to override the veto.  Maybe Michelle Bachmann told them were to get some titanium spines.  But now, we have something [...]

  • [...] [House Speaker Thom Tillis "announced Friday that the North Carolina House will attempt to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the voter ID bill when the body reconvenes in July." ] See post, here. [...]

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  • [...] According to Katy’s Conservative Corner… the Republicans are going to shoot to override Perdue’s veto of the VoterID bill… [...]

  • Well… I stand corrected… but I am pleasantly surprised at this show of spine.

    • Avenger, not sure if he has the votes. He may have them by July. Or he may have them now. If Tillis has them now, he would be best not to reveal their names until they vote, thus letting them reveal themselves. That would spare them of any “hassling” by their Democratic colleagues.

      Look what the NC Dems did to the poor “Party of Five” who stood by the GOP leadership with the Budget. They did what they knew was right and faced a barrage of pressure from their own party. They will most likely face primaries. If they get “Republican” challengers, the Republican Party will not support them financially or otherwise.

      Thanks for reading Katy’s Conservative Corner and we appreciate your link back! Let’s keep fighting together!

      • I don’t think it matters if the GOP has the votes to override or not. Giving the North Carolina electorate a clear choice between the two parties is going to help abundantly in 2012.

        If this is the hill that Perdue and the NC Democrats choose to die on, all I ask is that the GOP not let them weasel their way out of it.

        As a for instance, remember back when Ted Kennedy was threatening to filibuster George W. Bush’s judicial nominees? I felt the only appropriate response was for the Republicans to hand him a phone book and a glass of water and tell him to hop to it.