Hundreds of people crowded into three rooms to attend the House Elections Committee hearing to voice their opinion on legislation that hasn't even been drafted yet. Republican lawmakers said last week that they want to collect as much input from both supporters and opponents before crafting and filing a bill later this month.
Representatives from NAACP, Democracy NC, AARP, Disability Rights North Carolina and the League of Women Voters spoke out against a required voter ID earlier in what was expected to be a lengthy hearing.
The meeting is now adjourned (as of 8:30pm). The video of Part I is up at WRAL.com, Part II(video) will be available soon