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Democracy NC explains painful details of “monster” anti-voting bill

From Democracy NC’s August 5 link of the day:

“Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to sign the monster anti-voting bill any day now. H-589 began in the state House as a photo ID bill but in the final days of the session, the state Senate rolled out a harsher version of the ID requirement, plus 40+ new provisions, including dozens that had never been discussed in a legislative committee. The new bill raises contribution limits, kills the Stand By Your Ad law, allows secret electioneering spending by outside groups, ends the pre-registration program for teenagers and much more. Democracy North Carolina has a front-and-back handout that describes the provisions of the soon-to-be new law. Most of the provisions become effective on January 1, 2014, except the photo ID requirement takes effect with the 2016 elections. Everyone expects the state NAACP and others to challenge the law in court, and so it shall be.”

Click here to read a two-page summary entitled: “Monster Law: More money, Less Voting.” 

2 Comments

  1. Doug

    August 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I know we will overcome the “pain” of uncertainty and as a whole NC will find it is better off with well regulated elections that continue to enfranchise all. All this teeth gnashing will be for naught…kind of like all the sequester hysteria that now no one is noticing any real effects from.

  2. Jim Wiseman

    August 7, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Voter ID is a common sense election law. The only reason to oppose it is if you want to instigate voter fraud. How do people function with no ID? This whole argument Is absurd.