In spite of the deep lateral divides in the Republican party, there are a still a few subjects capable of uniting. On Monday night Lt. Governor Dan Forest, Rep. Larry Pittman (82nd district) and Rep. Carl Ford (76th district) met with dozens of citizens at Concord's Old Creamery Event Place. The Tea Party group, We the People Inc, sponsored the gathering with catering from The Wayside Diner. The town hall meeting is one of the many Lt. Gov. Forest has headlined around the state.
Rep. Ford began with a speech that declared the Federal case against North Carolina's Voter Id law was merely a delay tactic to keep a perfectly legal law from being enacted before the 2014 election. When asked about the claim that the law will adversely minority voters he responded by stating that it could not, as obtaining an ID is fairly easy and that the state will pay to help those without one.