WRAL has an article * via the Associated Press about the recent changes to the North Carolina voter ID law. The star of their story is one Charise Dill who claims to be ‘disenfranchised’:
Charise Dill, 25, of Henderson County said in a sworn statement she was twice refused photo IDs at DMV offices. She said she was working two jobs and going to community college and couldn’t afford a photo ID. DMV workers told her she couldn’t get a free ID, she said.
“It was an embarrassing experience and I do not want to experience that again; no one should have to go through this to get an ID to vote,” Dill said. Press Millen, an attorney representing individuals suing in state court, said the “landscape has changed tremendously” with the changes.
*WRAL has removed the article from their site, but it can still be viewed at the Internet Archive’s WayBack Machine HERE.
More at Citizen Times.
I’m sure that was embarrassing. Almost as embarrassing as missing some details about Charise Dill, including Ms. Dill’s arrest record in South Carolina for shoplifting.
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) June 30, 2015
Kind of ironic to be arrested for shoplifting when at the time she worked in retail according to her LinkedIn profile. That same profile says she is studying to be a teacher.
According to her Facebook page, Dill still works in retail as an, “Independent Distributor at Independent Distributor for It Works! Global and Cashier at Walmart Past: Dollar General”.
One can’t totally fault the reporter for missing that arrest – their Google was probably broken?
Southern Coalition for Social Justice left Dill’s arrest tidbit out of their article on too. However, there is another interesting claim from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice article on Ms. Dill:
Charise wasn’t able to get her driver’s license that day, but she asked if she could register to vote. The DMV employee told Charise that she would not be able to register to vote because she did not have a North Carolina photo ID.
Unfortunately, this DMV employee was incorrect as North Carolina photo identification is not required when completing a North Carolina Voter Registration Application. Relying on this state official’s advice, Charise left the NC DMV without registering to vote.
Really? She didn’t get registered to vote?
That’s funny, because the NC State Board of Elections has a voter registration record for Ms. Charise Rashaun Dill of Hendersonville.