McCrory not familiar with all of bill he's to sign
RALEIGH, N.C.-North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign into law a Republican-backed bill making sweeping changes to how and when citizens can vote even though he has not seen one of its key provisions.
McCrory praised the bill in a media conference Friday, saying it will restore faith in elections by requiring voters to present government-issued identification at the polls. ...
... McCrory said the system had potential for abuse.
"There is plenty of opportunity for voter registration-online, offline, through many methods," McCrory said. "I thought that was a fair system before and I think it is a fair system now."
North Carolina has never allowed voters to register online, though they can download a form and print it out.
The GOP-backed elections bill tightens restrictions on registration, requiring voters to submit a paper form by mail or in person at least 25 days in advance of a primary or election.
McCrory was then asked specifically about the provision ending pre-registration by those under 18.
"I don't know enough, I'm sorry, I haven't seen that part of the bill," McCrory replied....