The U.S. Supreme Court has refused Gov. Pat McCrory’s request to delay an injunction blocking several provisions in the 2013 election reform legislation known as VIVA – Voter Information Verification Act. Basically, the high courts opinion has North Carolinian’s voting just as they did in 2012 and before.
This means that in the upcoming presidential election:
- voters will not need to show any form of ID to vote in North Carolina. In North Carolina a registered voter is only required to state a name and address in order to receive a ballot.
- early voting is now extended to 17 days instead of 10 days,
- Same Day Registration is reinstated. In other words, people can register and vote at the same time during early voting. These voters’ addresses are not required to be verified unlike voters who register ahead of time.
- and voters may vote in any precinct in the county where they are registered to vote on Election Day – not just the precinct where they are assigned.
It is being reported that the Supreme Court was split 4 – 4.
Makes sense. 4 judges knew what NC was really up to.
“N.C. Voters Lose” – throw in a little bias into an informational posting….surprise, surprise…NC Civitas up to their usual self.
Susan Myrick says
Now I understand your anger when commenting on the Civitas website and in particular to the blogs and articles I write. You didn’t know that Civitas was a conservative organization and we write from that point of view! Even more, since you are familiar with my work you know that I believe (and it has been confirmed by polling) that the overwhelming majority of voters (in North Carolina and nationwide, within all demographics) believe voter ID and election reform in North Carolina is a commonsense measure and is needed to begin to secure the voting process.
But, seriously George – of course you know who we are – and we know who you are too – just a troll with nothing better to do.
Why don’t you just delete or “moderate” his comments? That is what the NC Policy watch does any time I attempt to comment over there. Oh, wait we are not fragile snowflakes who need a “safe space” with no exposure to dissenting views…even when, as with George, they offer little to no value.
Charles Holloway says
So, the N.A.A.D.C.P has done it again by further pushing people back to the plantation. Thanks USSC
NC Native says
Democracy is dead in NC. It doesn’t matter that we vote out the Democrats for their cronyism, incompetence, duplicity, and corruption (Jim Black)…they just litigate everything and get Obama’s partisan judges to sign off on it. There is no rule of law anymore…The end justifies the means. This is what happens when amoral people get power.
It’s sad how immorally partisan you folks are. When Courts rule in your favor you praise them. When Courts rule against ‘your’ position on any issue, they are Obama’s activist Liberals.