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Tag Archives: VIVA
WRAL has an article about the recent changes to the North Carolina voter ID law. The star of their story is one Charise Dill who claims to be ‘disenfranchised’. Let’s look at that the claimant.
WRAL missed kind of a big piece of information… Continue reading
Apparently, sometime yesterday, the NC General Assembly managed to screw up an issue they had the vast majority of citizens backing: Voter ID.
Legislators decided a last minute affidavit signed at the polls is just fine. Photo ID is no biggie. Really? Continue reading
Yesterday in North Carolina, an appeal was heard regarding North Carolina’s voting law changes (VIVA).
Tales from the front lines: Federal trial today in Charlotte. http://t.co/XlJLNHQ6dm @LadyLiberty1885 @sistertoldjah @NCPlottHound #ncpol
— Voter Integrity (@VoteChecker) September 25, 2014
From the VIP linked article above, emphasis mine:
“Semantics aside, the real issue boiled down to a term known as “irreparable harm.” The plaintiffs argued that if this election law remains in force for the November elections, then people will be irreparably harmed. And since those people would disproportionately be the poor and the minority community, they further reason, this law is discriminatory under Section 2 of the US Civil Rights Act.
Their biggest problem is that silly concept known as, “burden of proof.” Other than with a hypothetical situation about an old lady who cannot vote at the precinct next door to her and instead has to get a ride to a precinct that’s a mile or two away. Judge Wynn conceded that a situation like that is perfectly normal for school assignments, but insisted it was improper for voting purposes.”
Moral Monday and Defacto NC Dem Leader, Reverend Barber, is still making the case minorities are being discriminated against by having to show identification. Translated: Minorities are either too dumb or too lazy to get and maintain identification.
From the “Forward Together” press release:
KEEP READING…. Continue reading
On the comments of the last time voter ID was brought up on this blog, college kids were brought into the mix. It was a useful question which is often used by opponents of voter ID, so I’m going to cover it.
The specific question was:
“why are college students prevented from using their STATE issued college IDs?”
I responded: Continue reading
I didn’t even get past the subject line before rolling my eyes:
“Subject: NEWS ALERT: NC NAACP Witnesses Testify to Long-standing Record of Discrimination at the Ballot Box in North Carolina during Day 2 of Preliminary Injunction Hearing”
“Long-standing record …”?! Good grief.
Here’s one of their plaintiffs, a 93-year-old woman:
“Rosanell Eaton does not possess the proper ID to vote under the photo identification provisions of H.B. 589 that will go into effect in 2016 – the names on her driver’s license and voter registration card do not match – yet her concerns with the bill extend to other elements of the legislation. “It is so important that people have the time to vote,” Eaton expressed, raising concern about the provisions that slash a week from early voting and undermine same-day registration and use of provisional ballots. “Voting should be free and accessible to everyone.””
Let’s clear up some of her claims.
She’s 93 and still drives? God bless her. If that’s true, she can drive herself to the DMV to fix the address problem. She’s got a year and a half. In fact, all she needs is the driver’s license. You are not required to show your voter registration card currently nor under the new law. If it’s her voter card, that’s easy too. She just needs to contact her county board of elections.
That ‘slash of a week’ of early voting? North Carolina used to have 17 days, it’s now 10. The number of days was cut down, but not the number of hours.
Provisional ballots? They still exist for voting inside your precinct. Outside? Yes, they are gone; North Carolina is now the 32nd state who only allows provisional ballots within one’s own precinct.
Same day registration? Only 10 states, including the District of Columbia offer same day registration on election day. Only one other allowed same day registration during voting and that is Ohio. Personally, I have little sympathy for someone who scrambles to the polls to register to vote during the election period – clearly, neither voting nor figuring out the process of voting was not a priority to them.
“Voting should be free and accessible to everyone.”
I’m confused. Is someone charging her money to vote? Is she saying someone is blocking her access to the polls?
North Carolina’s voter ID law actually brings our state into alignment with most of the other states. North Carolina is the 34th state to enact voter ID. The fact is, voting is free and accessible to everyone. Having to prove you are who you say you are protects the integrity of your vote and the process.
What the NC NAACP has done here, and over the last year, appears to be a willing and repetitive misrepresentation of the law. For those who haven’t yet done so, please read the law. It will clear up many of the misconceptions the NC NAACP has apparently been promoting.
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II
Date: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Subject: NEWS ALERT: NC NAACP Witnesses Testify to Long-standing Record of Discrimination at the Ballot Box in North Carolina during Day 2 of Preliminary Injunction Hearing
This is a reposting of my weekly column at DaTechGuy Blog: Biden On The Loose: Voter Expansion Project
See how Joe wants you to “Stand Up” to expand voting rights and how in NC, voter fraud that has ties to multiple other states has been exposed. Continue reading