Another week, another national ribbing for North Carolina
Sunday’s comic strip from acclaimed Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau looked at North Carolina’s extensive changes to the state’s election laws, which are being challenged in court by groups like the state chapter of the NAACP as well as the federal Department of Justice, which has alleged the provisions curtailing voting illegally discriminates against black voters.
The Doonesbury cartoon features GOP enthusiast “Negative Ned” fielding a question from a teen wanting to know why the North Carolina (in legislation passed by this year’s General Assembly and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory) stopped pre-registration of high school students.
“The young have a tendency to make poor choice sand vote for the wrong party,” Ned replies. “That’s why the legislature wisely voted for a cooling-off period – to allow you extra time to mature!
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This isn’t the first time this year that North Carolina caught Trudeau’s attention – in October he had this strip with Negative Ned proudly proclaiming “North Carolina – where progress is a dirty word!”