Van Duyn attempt to slow NC voter ID bill fails; it goes to Gov. Cooper
Mark Barrett, Asheville Citizen Times Published 11:32 a.m. ET Dec. 7, 2018
RALEIGH – The state General Assembly sent a voter ID bill to Gov. Roy Cooper Thursday after a last-minute attempt by Sen. Terry Van Duyn to delay a vote failed.
Van Duyn, D-Buncombe, moved to table the bill for now to give time for the legislature to address the growing absentee ballot scandal in southeastern North Carolina that has thrown the result of the state’s 9th District U.S. House race into question.
The Senate voted that idea down 23-8 on a party-line vote, with Republicans voting to move the bill ahead. The Senate then voted 25-7 to concur with the House version of the bill, the last step needed to send the measure to Cooper.