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North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law

By Ian Millhiser on August 13, 2013 at 9:00 am

"North Carolina Governor Signs America’s Worst Voter Suppression Bill Into Law"


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On Monday, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a massive voter suppression bill compiling numerous different provisions used to restrict voting in other states. Among other things, the bill includes a strict voter ID law, which will reduce turnout among minority, low-income and student voters. It will cut a full week of early voting, which is likely to depress turnout among low-income and African American voters. And it will prohibit certain kinds of voter registration drives, which tend to register low-income and minority voters.

Students, low-income voters and racial minorities, of course, tend to vote for Democrats. McCrory, and the lawmakers behind this bill, are Republicans.

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