North Carolina’s REPUBLICAN Governor (only the fourth since 1877) and North Carolina’s REPUBLICAN legislature (first time that’s been the case in both houses since 1898) have made horrible, drastic [NOT] changes to the state voting laws, following the Supreme Court decision last year to remove the requirement that ‘certain racist states’ must have their election laws, redistricting, etc. overseen by the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice….. you know the outfit – that’s the department headed by the totally unbiased, totally fair, totally NON-racist Eric Holder, the same Eric Holder that saw no voter intimidation looking at films of the new Black Panthers blocking voters from entering the polls in the 2008 election. Yep – same one.
The New York Times is only ONE of the liberal lamestream media outlets that has been all up North Carolina’s rear end attacking the changes enacted recently.
THIS, my friends, is voter suppression….
Here are a few (admittedly) liberal links talking krap about North Carolina’s election law changes – just a glimpse and you’ll know from whence I come.
Ok – enough of this shit. How about a few facts…. And this will really rile you lefties out there – YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH‼‼ (a Jack Nicholson quote from ‘A Few Good Men’)
Below are excerpts from an editorial in the Carolina Journal on September 5, 2013, which takes exception to the charges that my state is racist BY PROVING WE ARE IN THE MAINSTREAM! (Actually, we’re STILL too damn far to the left, if you ask me!)
RALEIGH — You’ve heard it from the Left. You’ve heard it from the press and on TV. It’s all over the Internet. The Voter Suppression Act. Disenfranchised voters. One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID laws. Sweeping. Controversial. Restrictive. Fiercely contested. Assault on democracy…
Here’s a recap of what the new law does and where North Carolina lines up nationally (much of this information comes from the National Conference of State Legislatures):
• Voter ID: required. Thirty-three states require voters to present identification at the polls. North Carolina is the 34th and joins a national trend of requiring a photo ID. Two-thirds of North Carolinians asked in several polls favor a government-issued photo ID to vote.
• Straight-ticket voting: no longer allowed. Fourteen states allow straight-party voting. North Carolina joins the 36 states that do not.
• Early voting: fewer days but the same number of hours. Fifteen states allow neither early voting nor no-excuse absentee voting. Thirty-two states have early voting periods ranging from four days to 45 days prior to election day, with an average of 19 days. North Carolina allows 10 days but requires the same number of hours of early voting that were available in 2012 and 2010, when the early voting period was 17 days. [A year ago, the state of New York – home of the NY Times Commie Rag – DIDN’T ALLOW EARLY VOTING! ROFLMAO!]
• Same-day registration: no longer allowed during early voting. Only Ohio and North Carolina allowed (past tense) same-day registration during early voting. Ten states and the District of Columbia allow same-day registration on election day. North Carolina no longer does.
• Pre-registration: no longer allowed for 16- and 17-year-olds. Five states allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register before they turn 18. Forty-five states do not, now including North Carolina.
• Campaign contributions: limited. Fourteen states allow unlimited individual contributions to candidates. North Carolina limits individual contributions to $5,000, with periodic increases tied to the Consumer Price Index.
• Paper ballots: required in all N.C. counties. All BUT five states require paper ballots or some type of paper trail voters can verify at the polls. North Carolina becomes the 18th state using only paper ballots statewide. Sixty-seven North Carolina counties used paper ballots in 2012. H.B. 589 brings consistency across all counties.
• Taxpayer-funded campaigns: repealed. Only 13 states offer public funds to political candidates. North Carolina joins the 37 states that do not.
• Provisional out-of-precinct voting: no longer allowed. Thirty-one states and D.C. require voters to cast provisional ballots in the precinct where they live (according to 2008 data, the most recent I could find). Now, North Carolina does, too.
• Instant runoff elections: eliminated. North Carolina was the ONLY state using the confusing instant runoff process in judicial races. Three states use instant runoffs for ballots cast by overseas voters.
Editorial by Becki Gray (@beckigray) is vice president for outreach at the John Locke Foundation.
And there you have it. If you live here in the Tar Heel State and you don’t LIKE our voting laws, I suggest you grab a moving van and haul your sorry butt somewhere else. Or go buy some fingernail polish at Walgreens (but ya better have an ID card!)
See my previous post on voter fraud here….