Fitzsimon File

Monday numbers

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20 million—amount in dollars of the potential cost of a comprehensive voter ID program in North Carolina. (“The Facts About Voter ID,” Democracy North Carolina, and the Institute of Southern Studies)

95,000—amount in dollars of annual costs that the State of Maryland estimated it would cost one each county to hire and train elections’ officials to examine IDs of voters. (“The Facts About Voter ID,” Democracy North Carolina)

16.9 million—amount in dollars that Missouri officials estimated it would cost for outreach efforts about Voter ID laws to avoid voter confusion and make sure legitimate voters aren’t turned away at the polls. (Ibid)

1 million—amount in dollars this year’s final budget allocates for costs associated with the new proposed voter ID law in North Carolina (“Some of this year’s biggest political stories resolved in the state budget,” WRAL-TV, July 21, 2013)

21 million—estimated number of votes cast in North Carolina elections in the last 12 years (Testimony Before North Carolina Assembly Committee on Voter ID on March 13, 2013 by Keesha Gaskins, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law)

1—number of cases of voter impersonation fraud that occurred in North Carolina in the last 12 years according to the State Board of Elections (Ibid)

5—number of votes per million cast in North Carolina from 2004 to 2010 that involved fraud that a voter ID law MAY have prevented according to investigations by the State Board of Elections (“The Facts About Voter ID,” Democracy North Carolina)

86—total number of convictions for improper voting found in five-year national investigation by of tens of millions of votes by the U.S. Department under the administration of President George W. Bush (“In 5-Year Effort, Scant Evidence of Voter Fraud,” New York Times, April 12, 2007)

500,000—estimated number of people in North Carolina who may not have a current NC driver’s license or state-issue photo ID card according to the State Board of Elections (Democracy North Carolina)

22—percentage of currently active North Carolina voters who are African-American (“Who Doesn’t Have a Photo ID?” Democracy North Carolina)

32—percentage of active voters without a valid NC photo ID who are African-American (Ibid)

18—percent of active voters who are seniors over 65 (Ibid)

26—percent of active voters without a valid NC photo ID who are seniors over 65 (Ibid)

54—percent of active voters who are women (Ibid)

66— percent of active voters without a valid NC photo ID who are women (Ibid)