Elections law expert slams efforts to restrain student voting

In case you missed it, check out veteran legislative staff attorney Gerry Cohen’s “point of view” piece in this morning’s News & Observer about the ongoing efforts to prevent North Carolina college students from voting. Cohen, who was himself elected to public office in Chapel Hill 40 years ago while a student at UNC,¬†¬†doesn’t hold back in blasting these efforts as “shameful.”

 

3 Comments

  1. DrDon

    August 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Good article. Once again we are shown how uninformed, unprepared, and ideologically-blinkered the crop of elected GOP legislators is that runs NC now. People who have known the issues, worked the field, and served the cause of democracy with a small d in our state, like Mr. Cohen, have every right to slam what is going on.

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    August 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    We also get a view of how little faith progressives have in the intelligence of our college students. I guess coming out of government schools makes them not intelligent enough to do things like follow the law of NC and get a NCDL if you “reside” and “drive” somewhere for 30 days other than the address on your current license. I know you guys messed up the schools, but admitting that college students are this unintelligent and ill prepared for modern society is quite telling.

  3. Alan

    August 21, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    LayintheSmakDown (Doogie…) has an issue with education, period. I guess having an educated and informed population would be bad for the GOP.