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North Carolina takes Voter ID ALEC bill- and makes it worse

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

From The Center for Media and Democracy:

With Voting Rights Act in Shambles, North Carolina Kicks Voter Suppression Into High Gear

North Carolina Republicans have introduced a major overhaul of the state’s election system, adding dozens of amendments to a voter ID bill that will authorize voter vigilantes, end election day registration, cut early voting, make it harder to register, and even create loony protections against “zombie voters.” Read more…

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Shining sunlight on a secretive lobby group in North Carolina

May 28, 2013 Leave a comment

Shining sunlight on a secretive lobby group in North Carolina

Nancy MacLean, PhD, provides historical background on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and warns of the dangers of its influence in North Carolina:

What ALEC and the companies that provide it with millions in operating funds seek is, in effect, a slow-motion corporate takeover of our democracy, first in the states where its party controls both the legislature and the governorship, as in North Carolina. But once its bills to suppress voter turnout take effect, the ultimate prize is to transform our entire country.”