Politics & Government
9:00 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Perdue Speaks Out At MLK Event

Events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. have been held across the state today. One of the largest was the Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast this morning.

The two-hour event was broadcast on WRAL TV and featured remarks by Governor Bev Perdue. She praised King's passion and vision and speculated that King, if he was alive, might have an issue with some current efforts in the State Legislature.

Governor Bev Perdue: He might look at North Carolina, where a voter identification law is threatening to build new laws for elderly citizens, for low-income citizens, and for minority citizens, and he might say 'what in the world are those people doing?'

Perdue vetoed a voter ID law this past summer that was sponsored by Republicans in the General Assembly. Supporters of the bill said it would help fight voter fraud.