We have added new information to the NC Vote Tracker – you can now see the ballots requested and voted – by party.
When voting in a primary in North Carolina, registered Democrats receive the Democratic ballot, registered Republicans receive the Republican ballot, Libertarians would get the Libertarian ballot and unaffiliated voters have the option to request any of the party’s ballots or a non-partisan ballot. The new data has been situated under the Party category and looks like this:
- Democrats 38,378
- Republicans 26,448
- Unaffiliateds 16,669
- Libertarians 135
- Democratic 44,126
- Republican 34,370
- Unaffiliated 2,865
- Libertarian 269
These numbers show that 47.01% of the voters are Democrats, 32.40% are Republicans, unaffiliated voters are at 20.42% and Libertarians make-up .17% of the voters thus far. But, 54.06% of the ballots voted have been Democratic ballots, 42.10% have been Republican ballots, only 3.51% of the ballots requested have been non-partisan ballots and .33% Libertarian ballots.
More than 450,000 voters could be directly affected by a photo ID law. Roughly a third of voters without a government issued voter ID are seniors and roughly a third are African-Americans, in both cases a higher percentage of each group than in the general voting population.
That’s not a coincidence. Neither is the fact that the voter ID legislation does not affect absentee ballots, where voter fraud is far more likely. Republicans vote absentee more often than Democrats.
And the Republican effort to suppress the vote is not just confined to the government issued photo ID requirement. The General Assembly also considered legislation that would shorten the early voting period, end Sunday voting and even make it against the law to transport people to the polls.
It does make you wonder why they are so afraid of people voting.
above by policy watch
Right on NC girl.If I want to cast a vote for myself AND for the previous person at my address who no longer lives there, but it on the voter rolls – that is my right!!
But you should have also mentioned the conspiracy to “suppress” enrollment in public schools by requiring parents to present a photo ID when enrolling their child.
It does make you wonder why the government education establishment is so afraid of African-American children receiving an education.
Let’s not forget the policies of NC democrats… Literacy acts and poll taxes…. Wonder which segment of the population those affected…