Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NC Voter Law Reforms...The WHOLE story

Civitas has a great article about the changes in the NC voter laws which are being phased in and will become fully effective in 2016.  We have posted the LINK to the article in our LINK's section at the right of this page in case you wish to refer to it in the future.

An exerpt from the article:
Much has been said and written about the election law reform legislation known as VIVA (Voter Identification Verification Act – HB 589) – but too many of the reports are misleading or just plain wrong.
The legislation was passed in the 2013 legislative session and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory in August. Mostly, the old guard media have focused on just three provisions of the new law — the voter ID requirement, the elimination of same day registration and the shortened early voting window. These three parts of the law are the most controversial, so focusing on them gives liberal advocacy groups a platform on which to continue their assault on the people who support election reform. These three items are also the main targets of several lawsuits brought against the law filed by liberal advocacy groups, including the NAACP. Attorney General Eric Holder also announced that lawyers for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division had filed suit against the law in October.
But the media have never acknowledged the bigger picture: VIVA is the first comprehensive updating of our election laws in decades. North Carolina’s election system had become a jumble of complicated and sometimes contradictory laws and administrative decisions made by the State Board of Elections, often with little or no regard for the legislature. The voting process had become confusing and dysfunctional, with no built-in security to protect the integrity of a person’s vote.
VIVA is a comprehensive piece of legislation that seeks to unravel the confusion and protect some of North Carolina’s most vulnerable voters. It updates outdated campaign finance law, restores order to polling places, and attempts to establish fair and impartial solutions to voting problems that have gone ignored for years.
Plain and simple, North Carolina’s election laws had been written and rewritten by one party to enable it to control the legislative branch for more than 110 years. Case in point: North Carolina is one of only three states (along with Delaware and Tennessee) that placed the Democratic Party at the top position on every partisan ballot in every election. (Read entire article here)

13 comments:

Democratus Rex said...

Voter suppression is voter suppression.

guy faulkes said...

"Voter suppression is voter suppression."

And when the voting is fraudulent, it needs to be stopped or changed (suppressed).

There are two sides to Evey coin. Some of us want voter fruad stopped (both by the individual and a biased government as has been the case in North Carolina for 100 years)); some of us do not.

Sarkazein said...

Drex with another brilliant comment.

Anonymous said...

Drex is just Drex. Never seems to have anything to contribute but likes to post just for the thrill of it.

Democratus Rex said...

What is the verifiable record of fraudulent voting in North Carolina?

guy faulkes said...

Frex, the easiest example was the local practice of making it easier for ASU students to vote than for people out in the county to be able to. This practice is an undeniable example of fraudulent voting.

Another example is those people that register to vote here, but do not change their residency on their drivers licenses, etc. They also commit tax fraud because of they are indeed local residents with their own household, they cannot be dependents of their parents in another part of the state. This is why a student ID cannot work as a voter ID.

Democratus Rex said...

Guy, nice try, but, no.

Why don't you just admit that the purpose is to eliminate a strong democratic voting block. At least you would be honest.

Why didn't you bring charges if this blatant violation of the law was evident. Like all conservatives on this site, you are great at whining and complaining and blaming but pitiful at following through. Keep up the good work.

guy faulkes said...

I do not need to bring charges Drex. Laws were changed to correct the situation.

Thar is the subject of the thread.

Focus, Drex, focus. Just because you do not like something, does not allow you to falsely claim it does not (or in this case did not) exist.

Sarkazein said...

Drex- If you bothered to Google the exact words of your question, you would get 2,000,000 hits. Cut and paste your comment 3:15 PM. Then read.

HERE'S JUST ONE

Democratus Rex said...

Just admit you want to limit Democrats from voting. Be honest. I realize it's not in your revisionist nature, but try to be honest about your intentions.

Sarkazein said...

Drex- You are right, the dead democrats, the ones who cast their vote and their family member's votes, and the democrats who tried to punch through three to four ballots at once in Palm Beach County. Also the bogus democrats "registered" by ACORN.

Democratus Rex said...

Damn! You finally caught us crafty Democrats voting in place of our dead relatives. You're too smart for us.

guy faulkes said...

Thank you Drex, Yes we are.