Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan Tuesday sent a letter to U..S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to review the voting bill signed into law by Republican Gov Pat McCrory.
"I am deeply concerned that H.S. 589 will restrict the ability of minorities, seniors, students and disabled and low and middle incomes citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote," Hagan wrote. "I strongly encourage the Justice Department to immediately review House Bill 589 and take all appropriate steps to protect federal civil rights and the fundamental right to vote.''
She said called the law one of the most restrictive in the country, requiring not only a photo ID to vote, but reducing early voting by a week, eliminating pre-registration of high schoolers, ending same-day registration, restricting the ability to vote by provisional ballot.