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McCrory talks voter ID, abortion, Medicaid with NPR station

Take a few minutes this morning to listen to Gov. Pat McCrory, in an interview with WUNC, respond to criticisms about the voter identification law he just signed and other controversial actions coming out of his office and the Republican-led legislature.

The 12-minute interview conducted by Frank Stasio (host of the Triangle-area NPR station’s “The State of Things“) delves into many topics, from recent legislation targeting abortion clinics, the decision to not expand Medicaid in the state and the elections bill signed yesterday and already being challenged in court on allegations of violating voters’ civil rights.

To listen to the interview by “State of Things” host Frank Stasio, click on the audio link on the WUNC news story about the voter ID bill.

In the WUNC interview, McCrory again compared the voter identification bill to measures that require identification to collect public benefits and buy some varieties of over-the-counter cold medicine that’s used to make meth. He used that comparison in the minute and a half Youtube video he put released Monday afternoon for the bill signing in lieu of a press conference.

“Nobody talked about disenfranchising people to buy Sudafed,” McCrory said in the interview with Stasio. “I frankly think our right to vote deserves similar protections.”

McCrory also repeats his assertion that the motorcycle safety/abortion bill didn’t break his campaign promise of not restricting access to abortions.

The interview (here’s that link again) is one of the more extensive responses we’ve heard from McCrory on many of these topics.

6 Comments


  1. Jack

    August 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

    That McCrory, he’s a funny guy.

  2. Susan Moses

    August 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    If you can convince folks that ridiculous laws that take away a group’s power are for their own good, then you’ve won. It’s so sad that McCrory and the gang underestimated the intelligence and righteous fervor of the citizens in NC.

  3. Skeptic

    August 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    “Nobody talked about disenfranchising people to buy Sudafed.” Seriously? Also, nobody talked about arresting voters for meth production. McCrory is the dumbest man on the planet.

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  5. George Greene

    August 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    He said that people who didn’t think there was fraud in NC were the same people who didn’t think there was fraud in places, there was KNOWN to be fraud — he named Chicago, Philly, and West Virginia as cases in point. WHEN WILL I SEE A REFUTATION?!?!???

  6. Kelly

    August 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    He’s been bought and paid for AND he thinks we are all idiots.

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