Thwarted before, N.C. GOP wants photo ID mandate:
North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification — a proposal previously thwarted this decade by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory.
Republicans want lawmakers, not governor, to decide who oversees elections
Republicans want legislative leaders to appoint all members of the state elections board, a power now held by the governor.
State House GOP leaders on Friday afternoon introduced a proposal to change the North Carolina Constitution to create an eight-member State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement with all members chosen by the House speaker and the Senate leader.