First term GOP Senators attempt to curtail NC citizens’ rights to engage in democracy

After being elected to office in an historic post Citizens United election, first term Republicans Senators Jim Davis, Ralph Hise, and Warren Daniel put forth Senate Bill 657.

This bill aims to ban Sunday or “Souls to the Polls” voting in North Carolina, eliminate early voter registration for 16-17 year olds, limit the early voting period to 8-9 days, limit the available day time hours of early voting locations and completely eliminate election-day voter registration in North Carolina.

Jim Morrill has a great piece on Senate bill 657 in the Charlotte Observer.

Heading into a presidential election in which North Carolina could be pivotal, a new Republican-backed bill would curtail early voting in the state and bar new voters from registering at the polls.

The Senate bill introduced last week would shrink the early-voting period by at least a week, end it on Sundays and stop so-called “same-day registration.”

Read more here.

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