BET Political Wire: The Gloves Are Off

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Poll Tax 2013?

Voter ID is rearing its head again in North Carolina. On March 12, Republican lawmakers held a public hearing on a proposed bill, which 75 percent of North Carolinians support, according to one poll. Free IDs would be issued, but at a cost, according to Democracy NC executive director Bob Hall. The documentation required to get a free state-issued ID, such as birth certificates and marriage licenses, he said, will "add up to a lot of money and it really does amount to a poll tax."

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