Skip to comments.Hagan demands review of NC voter law
Posted on 08/13/2013 2:47:48 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on Tuesday called on the Justice Department to review her states new voter identification law, calling it one of the most restrictive in the country.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed into law a bill on Monday that would require voters to show government identification when voting, shorten early-voting days, cut off same-day registration and end a program to preregister teens who would be eligible to vote by Election Day.
I am deeply concerned that H.B. 589 will restrict the ability of minorities, seniors, students, the disabled, and low and middle incomes citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, Hagan said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Hagan is one of four Senate Democrats up for reelection next year in red states won by presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. Her Senate campaign will not be immediately affected by the law, which goes into effect in 2016.
Protecting the fundamental right of our citizens to vote should be among the federal governments highest priorities, she said.
Some Democrats argue that the law targets a segment of the population that traditionally votes for Democrats.
The Justice Department is considering taking action against North Carolina and a handful of states after the Supreme Court struck down part of the Voting Rights Act earlier this year.
In a narrow decision, the justices invalidated a portion of the law that required a number of Southern states with a history of voter suppression to clear all new voting regulations with the federal government.
The court ruled that the criteria are outdated and gave Congress the option of updating it.
The Justice Department has already said it would challenge a voter ID law in Texas and has not ruled out similar action in North Carolina, where lawsuits have already been filed by other groups challenging the law.
Hagan leads all potential Republican Senate opponents in a new survey from the Democratic-affiliated Public Policy Polling.
Some of her opponents including state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) are dragged down by voters disapproval of the North Carolina state legislature, which has passed a number of controversial bills since Republicans won control in Raleigh.
This is why we need to repeal the 17th Amendment!
“I am deeply concerned that H.B. 589 will restrict the ability of scoundrels, communists, fascists, racists and other democrat scum to stuff ballot boxes and elect traitors and seditionists like me.”
This is excellent. Brannon can hit her as being out of touch and against voter integrity. It also means she can’t pull an Al Frankenstein.
There is much to comment on, but a quick observation is how the media fixate not on the law per-se and its positive attributes, but the vile leftist scum protesting it, because it disenfranchises those who would commit the voter fraud that feeds the democrat party crime machine. Senator Hagen can stick it.
Yeah, repeal it and empower the politicians even more.
:: I am deeply concerned that H.B. 589 will restrict the ability of minorities, seniors, students, the disabled, and low and middle incomes citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote ::
Senator Hagan, let us detail and dissect the word you used, “citizens”. How is that determined, please?
Democrats should be required to explain why they are so determined to defend electoral fraud.
I know, its self evident. But I’m tired of Repubs who are afraid of their own shadows.
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Next to the 16th Amendment, the 17th was the worst amendment. The direct election of Senators defeats the whole original purpose of the Senate, which was to have the State Legislatures elect the Senators so that the Senators could represent the States and not the mob. Now we have a Senate filled with people who could care less about what their States want. People like McCain and Flake who actively work against the interests of their own states because they are elected by being able to buy advertising on daytime TV to convince the uneducated masses that they will bring them goodies from Washington.
The Framers were smarter than you, my FRiend.
The new senate beginning in 1913 is a monster, a political Frankenstein that combines the worst of long termed popularly elected politicians with incredible power tied to the executive branch.
No way would a state appointed senator think of challenging an obviously needed law.
It is way beyond time for an Article V amendment convention.
We’ve had this discussion endlessly. Repeal would result in an even disastrous situation and you’d never get another Conservative Senator again. The Democrat states would send Communists (and you’d immediately put 40 seats permanently under their control) and the Republican states would send establishment turds. Even Texas would’ve sent the likes of DewCrist and Karl Rove (the latter as a thank you to Dubya). Their legislature can’t even dump their RINO House Speaker and you think they’d send Ted Cruz to DC ?
As for states’ interests, that disappeared early in the 19th century and that won’t come back with repeal. All you’d do is empower the corrupt political interests who’d bypass the people, and that corruption would extend all the way down like tentacles from Washington to your local State Representative. To that idea, I say: “No Way !”
Greg Brannon the Conservative in this race (who’s personal hero is the late Senator Jesse Helms-this was Helms’ seat as well..).
We need to return this to conservative hands (especially since NC already has conservative momentum) from 2012 and then this recent legislative session.
He can win IF WE WILL SUPPORT HIM. He has been endorsed by Redstate.com and Erick Erickson, and I will be proud to vote for Dr. Brannon as well (a pro-life Obstetrician).
Dr. Brannon would sure be part of the “wacko-bird” alliance in the US Senate including Sens. Lee, Paul, Cruz, and others..
What crocodile tears!!! What it will do is to restrict their ability to vote multiple times!
” What it will do is to restrict their ability to vote multiple times! “
Show me ONE poor person who doesn’t have an ID, and I will show you a junkie who lives in an alley.
Repeal of the 17th Amendment is central to reestablishing a constitutional republic.
You keep living in this fantasy world of what you think it will magically be with repeal while ignoring what it was by the time repeal was made. The level of corruption was an epidemic and the entirety of the country demanded something be done about it, and that was direct accountability. You refuse to acknowledge what present political dynamics would mean for the membership. No Ted Cruz. No Rand Paul. No Mike Lee. Nothing but Democrat Communists and RINO squishes. That’s an improvement ?
I will have so much fun voting for Dr. Brannon.
In order to get the kind of Senators you want, you’d have to also limit suffrage to the same kinds of people able to vote in 1789. For those that don’t know, it would be explicitly limited to landowning White males over 21.
Are you willing to support that ? If not, it will just be the corrupt caricature of special interests it was in 1913, but far worse in the current climate.
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