The recent court order to extend voter registration in counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew is only logical if you assume that without it the people impacted did not have adequate time or alternatives. If you go back to November 8, 2015 (one year before Election Day 2016) and add up the days you find that subtracting the days between the end of registration and the start of “One Stop” early voting and the accompanying same-day registration, and between the end of “one Stop” early voting and election day gave you 356 days to register to vote on Election Day or to register and vote at a “One-Stop” site.
The court order added 5 more days bringing the grand total to 361 days now available. The reason we have a cutoff in registration is to give the people who run our elections time to “verify” (such as it may be) the voter registration rolls and send out the voter cards. The mailing of the card is an important part of the verification process as it confirms the mailing address given. It may surprise some that registration cards can be mailed to any address, not just the address given for registration, even addresses outside of NC. By extending registration, you are almost guaranteeing that the verification process, if even attempted, will not be completed.
This is just more of the Progressive Left’s attempt to squash any attempt at having a rational registration and voting system. Because 356 days a year is just too little time to register to vote!
What is wrong with our state legislature? The courts only responsibility is to determine if a law is constitutional or not. The court has no authority to arbitrarily extend anything especially early voting. The court should’ve told the plaintiff to see their respective legislature in this matter.
Will someone, the Governor, LT Governor, House Speaker, Senate Leader please speak up for North Carolina!!! We know AG Cooper won’t. The aforementioned, including Cooper, are letting judges to dictate from the bench.