Skip to comments.Hagan Seeks DOJ Action on New North Carolina Voting Law
Posted on 08/13/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT by Red Steel
Sen. Kay Hagan is asking Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to take action against the new voting law in her home state of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Democrat wants the Justice Department to review a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican. Hagan is seeking re-election to the Senate in 2014.
Protecting the fundamental right of our citizens to vote should be among the federal governments highest priorities, Hagan wrote. In response to voting restrictions signed into law yesterday, I strongly encourage the Justice Department to immediately review North Carolina House Bill 589 and take all appropriate steps to protect federal civil rights and the fundamental right to vote.
Among the provisions of the measure blasted by its critics are new voter-identification requirements and eliminating of pre-registration for individuals before they reach the legal voting age of 18. As the Charlotte Observer reported, lawsuits were anticipated even before McCrory signed the measure.
Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down preclearance provisions in the Voting Rights Act, saying that the criteria for determining which jurisdictions are subject to preclearance were woefully out of date. Its unclear how much of an appetite there is on Capitol Hill for making the needed changes.
Holder subsequently announced he would seek to require that Texas be subjected to scrutiny using a different portion of the landmark voting law.
Hagans letter is posted here.
More proof that dims know they only win through voter fraud.
I have a right to bear arms, but I have to show ID to pruchase a firearm or ammo; however showing an ID to prove that you are a citizen and elible to vote is somehow wrong in Liberal minds.
Native relative says that Hagan is in trouble.
She is mis-reading her state. This could guarantee a Rep. Sen. in NC?
Too early to tell.
I hope a strong conservative (like my all time favorite Sen. Jesse Helms) emerges to take out this radical left Democrat.
The key word is Citizens. That ain’t what the dems or concerned about.
Why not just pass a law that says only Democrats are permitted to win elections?
“Liberal mind” is an oxymoron.
Holder doesn’t uphold the law. He upholds liberal ideology.
Did she mention the hardship on the elderly and poor or requiring an ID to buy polish remover? They need to sue CVS too.
Or all of the poor and elderly allergy sufferers that have to produce an ID to buy a so-called “Over the Counter” decongestant?
This is why the 17th amendment needs to be repealed.
You should not have a Senator working against the state government.
Amen. The 17th Amendment marginalized the states control of the feds. It is inconceivable that a Sitting Senator would act in a way that undermined their state and the people they pretend to represent. Without the 17th amendment, the state congress would be free to remove Ms. Hagan and appoint someone who followed the will of their state.
She's already running campaign ads. Not kidding.
She's got to be nervous, the Dems might primary her.
She’s running ads already?
Good. Spend that money early, Baby.
There aren’t as many deep pockets for Dem races right now. Between the economy and Obama’s continued fundraising, it’s a little tight out there.
Now, with Hill-Dawg getting into the act, it’s going to be lean pickings for big donors.