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McCrory: Wants voter ID bill on desk

By Associated Press
Published On: Jan 09 2013 04:55:35 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2013 05:13:12 PM CST
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RALEIGH -

Governor Pat McCrory says he wants a voter identification bill on his desk, but now he sounds willing to accept a bill that does not demand a photo ID to cast ballots in person.
    
McCrory told reporters Wednesday that he's open to other required identification such as voter registration cards, but would let the General Assembly develop the  legislation.
    
McCrory's comments contrast with his past support of a photo ID requirement, particularly a 2011 Republican bill vetoed by former Governor Beverly Perdue.
    
House Speaker Thom Tillis said Wednesday that a bill may be brought up this year and that it would require people without a form of ID to cast provisional ballots.
    
The News & Record of Greensboro reported similar comments from McCrory when he visited Greensboro on Tuesday.