Congratulations to Governor Pat McCrory! The votes aren’t in (damn those long lines) but we’re naming McCrory as the top voting suppressor in North Carolina!
The governor has been working for the last few years towards this achievement, shrinking North Carolinians’ voting rights dramatically. With the assistance of the Koch brothers and Art Pope, Governor Pat McCrory has successfully signed strict new laws that shorten voting periods and add voter requirements.
In 2013, North Carolina shortened the early voting period by a full week from 17 days to 10. The move inconvenienced voters, causing longer lines and waiting periods. McCrory dismissed his critics — he was on the path to the top! — telling MSNBC, “We didn’t shorten early voting, we compacted the calendar… It’s just the schedule has changed.”
On the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, right-wing special interests across the state are so proud, Governor McCrory. You’ve effectively disenfranchised so many!
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