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GOP Rep.: DOJ Prosecuting North Carolina over ‘Hypothetical Situation’ of Voter Disenfranchisement

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) appeared on MSNBC on Monday where she was asked for her thoughts on why the Department of Justice is likely to sue the state of North Carolina over that state’s voter identification laws. Ellmers said that the DOJ is suing over the “hypothetical situation” of potential voter disenfranchisement.

Asked about the DOJ lawsuit, Ellmers said that it was necessary for voters to be able to identify themselves at the polls.

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MSNBC anchor Mara Schiavocampo challenged her basement, noting that in-person voter fraud is rare. “Is this really a solution in search of a problem?” she asked.

“You know, having identification for those who don’t have it right now is actually a great thing,” Ellmers replied. “I don’t understand why we continue to put this hypothetical situation forward that somehow we’re going to be disenfranchising those from voting. I just simply don’t believe that that’s true.”

Watch the clip below via MSNBC:

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