WRAL has obtained an “analysis” by the State Board of Elections that concludes there are more than 1 million voters in NC that “don't have a driver's license or photo ID issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.” Since WRAL did not offer up the analysis (I hope they will soon) we can only guess where the State Board of Elections came up with this information.
Since the information provided by the State Board included political party information –
“The analysis shows that 508,000 registered Democrats, 277,000 Republicans and 219,000 unaffiliated voters lack a driver's license. About two-thirds of those without a license are women, and about two-thirds are white, the analysis shows. The breakdown is fairly even across age groups.”
I can only assume they are analyzing the data in the statewide voter registration database
This database contains just about 6 million voters.
Of the 6 million voters on the rolls almost 500,000, at any given time, are “inactive.” Inactive voters are voters who have had voter cards returned to the boards of elections as "undeliverable" – the voters have moved or died – but the Board of Elections doesn’t really know.
In the same database there are over 20,000 voters who appear to be 110 years old. And, as everyone who has ever looked at the voter data knows – there are countless duplicate voter registrations and voters who have died still on the books.
So, who and what are we to believe? We must see the analysis from the Board of Elections and get some answers as to its credibility before we come to any conclusions. But, we can believe that the Voter ID issue will highlight the close working relationship of the liberal/progressive groups (including the State Board of Elections) and the mainstream media who are more than willing to repeat all their talking points without asking any questions – just as they did in this article.