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Their efforts officially began on Monday as oral arguments commenced in the challenge to the laws, which opponents say unfairly target minorities and young voters by putting in place new voter ID requirements and shrinking registration periods.


Both parties are tensely awaiting a federal judge’s decision on whether the changes should be put in place for this fall’s election or stayed while the court works its way through deciding on the case in 2015. How the judge rules will have an impact on Sen. Kay Hagan’s (D-N.C.) reelection chances, with Democrats leaning on strong support from African-Americans and new voters to keep the seat.

North Carolina Republicans, including Hagan’s opponent, state Speaker Thom Tillis ®, passed the sweeping changes to the state’s voting laws in August, just days after the Supreme Court struck down a core part of the Voting Rights Act. The state’s new law requires government identification in order to vote, eliminated North Carolina’s same-day voter registration, shrank the state’s early-voting period from 17 to 10 days, eliminated Sunday voting and got rid of early-voting registration for those turning 18 by Election Day.

Those laws are being challenged in court by the U.S. Department of Justice, the League of Women Voters and a number of civil rights groups, including the North Carolina NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union. Because of the Supreme Court’s decision, the law is currently in place, rather than having to go through a vetting process at the national level to make sure it doesn’t discriminate against minority voters.Scissors-32x32.png

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An Inside Look at How Democrats Rig the Election Game


James Simpson — August 9, 2014

Elections matter. President Obama proves it every day as he willfully seeks to wreck our nation. But this is very evident elsewhere, too. The 2010 elections reversed decades of Democrat majority control in state houses. Since then, GOP governors and legislatures all over the country have been restoring sanity to state government. Most Americans don’t know this of course, because the media won’t tell you.


One good example is North Carolina. Republicans took over the North Carolina legislature in 2010, and Charlotte’s popular Republican mayor, Pat McCrory, won the governor’s mansion in 2012. This gave the GOP full control of the state government for the first time since 1898.


A History of Voter Fraud

Vote fraud has been a long-standing tradition in Democrat-controlled North Carolina. Scissors-32x32.png


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