There's no love lost between the state's Republican leadership and the New York Times editorial board, especially after its "Decline of North Carolina" editorial of July 9. Gov. Pat McCrory wrote a letter to the paper objecting. Sen. Tom Apodaca declared that he didn't read the Times.
But that isn't stopping the paper's editorial board, which posted an item on its blog declaring "North Carolina: First in Voter Suppression."
The legislature last week passed a giant package of voting and elections changes which will require photo ID at the polls, won't allow college students to use their school ID cards, will ban pre-registration of 16- and 17-year-olds, among other changes.
McCrory said Friday he will sign the bill even though he wasn't familiar with some of the details.