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Breaking: Republicans unveil last minute bill to limit early voting

Surprise! The destructive, last minute mischief and mayhem continue at the Legislative Building. The latest development: Republicans unveiled a new bill out of nowhere late last night to limit early voting in North Carolina. The proposal would come as a proposed amendment to an old bill from last year — what’s referred to in legislative parlance as a “proposed committee substitute” or “PCS.” Former legislative staffer and elections law expert Gerry Cohen summarized the measure in a series of tweets earlier this morning. Here are a few:

Policy Watch will provide further updates as the day goes on.

2 Comments


  1. Ramona Lawson

    June 14, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    This is so wrong. Working folks have a hard time getting to the polls on weekdays.

  2. Linda S. Fields

    June 14, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    This is so wrong! It makes it more difficult for working people to vote, it makes it more difficult for people without their own transportation to vote, it makes it more difficult for the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill to vote when they are limited to one day. It can also make it difficult for those who travel for work or pleasure.

    This bill, coupled with the restrictive voter ID bills , and the potential for purging voter registration rolls, is totally wrong and discriminatory. To deny a citizen who is lawfully registered the right and fair opportunity to vote is unconstitutional!

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