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Massive rewrite of election laws advances to Senate floor (video)

After getting the green light in the Senate Rules Committee, the Republican-controlled Senate will take up the massive election reform bill on the floor this afternoon.

The need for a photo Id was somewhat overshadowed in Tuesday’s debate due to dozens of other provisions – including proposals that would cut early voting, eliminate same-day voter registration and voting, and end straight-party ticket voting.

The latest version of the bill would also bring to an end the pre-registration of 16- and 17-year-olds, who currently can register to vote in North Carolina before they turn 18.

Senator Josh Stein asked the bill sponsors why they would want to eliminate that particular provision.

Senator Bob Rucho justified the measure by explaining his own son’s confusion. Click below to hear the exchange.

To read more about the bill, check out Rob Schofield’s Weekly Briefing.

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3 Comments

  1. Kathy B

    July 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    There will be a voting rights rally in Wilmington tomorrow being organized by Progress NC action. All are welcome.
    Wilmington City Hall (Princess St. side)
    Thursday, July 25th
    11:00 AM

  2. Patricia

    July 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Rucho’s son definitely should not be voting. He sounds far too dumb.

  3. Doug

    July 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Patricia,
    So intelligence is a factor in being able to vote, or are you looking to suppress based on IQ? If that is the case, there will never be a democrat elected again as the low IQ crowd is their main voter pool.