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New poll: North Carolinians support early voting

The folks at Progress NC released new poll results this morning that show North Carolinians overwhelmingly (78%-18%)support early voting. The poll also found a sizable majority (53% – 43%) supports limited Sunday voting as well. 

The new results stand in sharp contrast to new legislation introduced at the General Assembly to shorten early voting, end Sunday voting and do away with same-day registration. The wags at Progress NC have dubbed the new bill (appropriately it would appear) the “Longer Lines to Vote Act.” 

Read the poll results by clicking here.

9 Comments


  1. Doug

    April 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Yes, really the only thing that needed to be done away with is that same day registration/voting thing. One more way to introduce fraud into the system. Maybe it would be appropriate if there was some other check or balance that could identify the person…..

  2. jlp75

    April 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    While we’re at it perhaps we should do away with absentee voting, as it is yet another way to introduce fraud into the system. The fact that there was no alteration to absentee voting whatsoever, is proof enough to show that the GOP worked the numbers and is limiting the method that had greater utilization by their opponent. In other words, if you can’t win, cheat.

  3. Doug

    April 1, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Yes, we definitely need some kind of check and balance for absentee as well. Fraud through a random request for a ballot that the person fills out on their own is ripe for fraud. Consider the case where 60 people were registered at one address that was not a multi housing unit in Pasquatank(sp?) county. Wonder how many absentee ballots were sent out from there.

    And the GOP hardly has caught up with the fraud tactics of the donkey party. It is hard to catch up with an organization that invented the concept and continues to be on the cutting edge (reference Obama’s autosign scheme that was illegally approve by our state elections director)

  4. jlp75

    April 1, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    So since we are in agreement about the potential for fraud in absentee ballots Doug, this would be the point where you go and question the leaders of your party as to why it isn’t being addressed. You will no doubt get any number of BS answers from them, none of which will be the truth that more Republicans vote absentee, so they wouldn’t want to make it harder for Republicans to vote.

  5. david esmay

    April 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    The only fraud is the GOP’s argument that fraud exists.This whole charade is the product of Karl Rove and Hans Von Spastic. Doug your entire diatribe is based solely on conjecture and innuendo, just like the GOP platform.

  6. jlp75

    April 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Careful David, if you take away conjecture and innuendo, they won’t have anything left. The GOP, where “somebody told me” and “I heard the other day” are valid sources in their “data” driven research.

  7. Frances Jenkins

    April 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

    North carolina approves of voter ID by 70%

  8. Doug

    April 2, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Wow, you guys like to skewer people even when they agree with you. Thanks a lot. I will have you know I also go to conservative sites and post there. I ask some of the same questions from what I see here when there is the occasional good idea. So maybe you could actaully agree to agree on the one issue that exists instead of making yourselves feel better that you are bashing a conservatvie.

  9. Doug

    April 4, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Looks like there will be a provision for controls on absentee ballots jlp. Your desire is satiated!

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