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Even more voter suppression bills introduced – UPDATED

Senate bill introduction deadlines are conspiring to generate a flood of new proposals in the North Carolina Senate [1] this week. Impending House deadlines will produce a similar affect on the other side of the Legislative Building in the coming days.

Advocates and observers are only just skimming some of the scores of bill filed for introduction in the Senate today, but a preliminary look is pretty darned frightening — especially in the elections law realm where conservatives have introduced several new bills to further restrict voting here [2], here [3], here [4]here [5] and here [6].  

Among the disturbing proposals:

Democracy NC has more on these “mean and nasty” proposals 9and one good one as well) at its Link of the Day [7].  

The bottom line: North Carolina conservatives continue to follow the national ALEC-inspired plan to restrict the franchise in response to the success of the Obama coalition. These bills are just the latest of many. Stay tuned.