The former governor also had advice for the legislature. Republican House and Senate leaders were in the crowd at the NCGOP convention.
“I know for a fact that we had a lot of noncitizens that were voting,” McCrory said. “Ladies and gentlemen, voter ID would have stopped it. Keep it a clean bill, stay with a voter ID law and get that passed.”
A recent audit by the State Board of Elections found 41 noncitizens who cast ballots. They were legal residents who had successfully registered to vote. An ID requirement likely wouldn’t have stopped them. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that it won’t reinstate North Carolina’s original voter ID law; parts of the legal challenge to the law included changes to voter registration and early voting requirements.