Originally posted at ydnc.org. Funding a new Voter ID law is not as high of a priority for North Carolina voters as saving teacher assistants according to a Public Policy Polling poll commissioned by the Young Democrats of North Carolina. read more
Political Wire: “A new Harvard study contacted over 7,000 election administrators in 28 states and found they provided different information about voter ID requirements to voters of different ethnicities.” The Washington Post: “‘Responses to Lati …
Remember last year when we all cared about voting policies? Back then, newspapers were filled with updates on different states’ legal battles over strict voter ID—the laws that require photo identification to cast a ballot. Republicans...Show More Summary
North Carolina is one of the latest examples of this effort, where Republicans are attempting to pass bills that would require voter ID at the polls, reduce early voting hours and eliminate same day voter registration.
Victoria Toensing, attorney for Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, says Hicks is a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries, and President Obama twice for President. Toensing also said that NBC News "spiked" the story this week, prior to Hicks' dramatic testimony before Congress. Show More Summary
According to some, North Dakota passing a tougher voter ID law was all about suppressing the Native American vote. That’s an accusation made by Melissa Merrick, the Spirit Lake woman who accused Rep. Kevin Cramer of berating her during a closed door meeting (a claim Merrick herself admits hasn’t really been confirmed by anyone else). [...]Show More Summary
with Judith Browne Dianis co-director of the Advancement Project.
Democrats keep telling us that there’s no reason to worry about securing the ballot or checking voter ID because fraud happens so seldom that it’s practically inconsequential. Tell that to a jury in Indiana that just ruled both Barack...Show More Summary
At a town hall meeting in Lillington Rep. David Lewis, Rep. Mike Stone, and Senator Ron Rabin responded to questions about bills related to early voting and the loss of the child tax credit for parents of college students that vote at school. Show More Summary
Voter ID laws, which require voters to show photo ID in order to vote, are one of the most common forms of voter suppression laws favored by Republican state lawmakers. Although the laws’ supporters claim that they are necessary to combat in-person voter fraud, a voter is more likely to be struck by lightning than [...]
From Democracy North Carolina: The NCGA will be debating the Voter ID bill this afternoon starting at 2pm. Live coverage by WRAL: http://www.wral.com/ We're encouraging our supporters to join us at the legislative building! Come on out...Show More Summary
Matt Schultz clearly believes voter ID laws are to keep Democrats away from the polls. SCHULTZ: There are a whole lot of issues that we care about, abortion, gay marriage, a whole lot of social issues that we care deeply about. But you have to start caring about voter ID and election integrity as well, [...]
WRAL Gov't Coverage ?@NCCapitol #ncga House Elections now taking up amendments to Voter Photo ID bill. Watch live: http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/12350440/#/vid12350440 … #ncpol
During a hearing into the constitutionality of voter identification laws enacted across the country, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) tore into claims by the Department of Justice that those laws were racially discriminatory. In the space of five...Show More Summary
At a social conservative conference this week, Iowa’s Secretary of State argued that Republicans need to pass voter ID in order to advance their top policy goals, including banning abortion and same-sex marriage. Matt Schultz (R), elected in the Tea Party wave of 2010, spoke at length about his support for implementing voter ID in [...]
As everyone in North Carolina knows, Deputy Assistant Governor McCrory beat the “voter ID” horse quite nearly to death in his run for office. Without a shred of evidence to prove there actually is significant voter fraud, he has proposed a costly solution to a problem that doesn’t exist. Show More Summary
The US Constitution promises citizens a guaranteed right to vote. We have no constitutional right to buy Sudafed, or any other drug. We have no constitutionally guaranteed right to get on an airplane or drive a car. To compare voting...Show More Summary
Last week the North Carolina legislature held a hearing on a new bill to require photo ID in order to vote. So many speakers turned out with prepared scripts about stories of voter fraud -- prepared by a Tea Party voter-challenge group -- that the local press mentioned it as par …
BC Political commentator Brent Chapman joins Ezra Levant to discuss BC’s decision to allow voters use pill bottles as ID to vote in their upcoming election. This report aired on The Source April 12 2013....