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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Commissioners in Craven County voted Monday morning to pass and send a resolution to Raleigh saying they support a voter ID bill. Monday night, commissioners in Columbus County voted 7-0 against a resolution saying they're in favor of the bill.
Commissioners decided to put the voter ID bill on the agenda after they received an email from officials in Gatson County asking for input. Commissioner Amon McKenzie believes there are bigger issues for state lawmakers to focus their attention instead.
"I would think that our legislators would have a more pressing matter," said McKenzie. "I think they can be looking at job bills as opposed to voter ID bills."
McKenzie believes the bill would be a hindrance, if anything. "We spend all this time and energy trying to encourage young people and seniors to
go vote and I can see this being an obstacle to prevent them from voting," said McKenzie.
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