Voting Rights Primer: North Carolina’s Latest, Sneaky Move To Curtail Voting Rights

A recently passed GOP measure in North Carolina, a hotbed of voter suppression efforts, claims to be aimed at expanding voting rights but appears that it would actually have the opposite effect. The bill, passed over the Democratic Governor’s veto, requires early voting polling places to remain open for 12 hours a day each weekday. The problem is that it was passed quickly, late in the legislative session, surprising many localities that had already set their annual budgets. The fear among...



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