Inside North Carolina’s ‘monster’ voting law

Some say the law was designed to block voter fraud, some say it was to block people who vote democratic, and others including a federal appeals court say the law was specifically design to stop black people from voting.

At issue? the ‘monster’ law voting law which set up strict photo ID requirements, reduced early voting, eliminated same day registration and got rid of Sunday voting.

Inside the Republican creation of the North Carolina voting bill dubbed the ‘monster’ law
Washington Post  September 2

A review of these documents shows that North Carolina GOP leaders launched a meticulous and coordinated effort to deter black voters, who overwhelmingly vote for Democrats…

Last month, a three-judge federal appeals panel struck down the North Carolina law, calling it “the most restrictive voting law North Carolina has seen since the era of Jim Crow.” Drawing from the emails and other evidence, the 83-page ruling charged that Republican lawmakers had targeted “African Americans with almost surgical precision.”

The Rev. William Barber II, president of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter, said the policies enacted by the law speak for themselves.

“You didn’t hear about fraud in North Carolina until blacks started voting in large numbers,” said Barber, who has also led a series of large protests against the law. “Then all of a sudden, there’s a problem with how people are voting.”

“Look, if African Americans voted overwhelmingly Republican, they would have kept early voting right where it was,” Wrenn said. “It wasn’t about discriminating against African Americans. They just ended up in the middle of it because they vote Democrat.”

 

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