Update: North Carolina Voter ID Bill Passed
Update from RTV Political Director, Amanda Brown on NC Bill:
(see last week’s blog post for more information. )
North Carolina’s uber controversial Voter ID Bill passed late Thursday night, becoming the first state in the nation to enact voting law changes without having prior approval from the federal government since the Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act.
The bill could potentially disenfranchise more than 300,000 North Carolina residents — by cutting a week off of early voting, eliminating same-day registration, reducing the types of IDs allowed to government-issued IDs only, and much more.The legislation is now on its way to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory.
Vote Suppressors – 1
Voters – 0
Tags: controversial, early voting, ID, Legislation, north carolina, vote, voter suppression, voting rights, Voting Rights Act
Bio: Maura graduated from the University of Dayton in 2011 with a BA in International Studies and French. During the course of her studies she was elected Student Body Vice President where she worked to make student activity funding more affordable & fair to the campus community. Following graduation, Maura joined the 2012 Obama Campaign as grassroots Field Organizer in Ohio (the battleground of all battleground states). She now continues her passion of engaging and building political power for young people with Rock the Vote.
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