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Cake and cameras, but no McCrory

Except for some TV cameras, Bicentennial Mall in downtown Raleigh was mostly empty on Thursday when Madison Kimrey, a 12-year-old activist, showed up for a meeting with cake, lemonade and – hopefully – Gov. Pat McCrory.

“I didn’t poison it, I promise,” Madison said, gesturing to a homemade chocolate bundt cake. She announced in a YouTube video she wanted to eat cake and converse with the governor about some recently signed laws she disagrees with – namely the voter ID and election law. She also brought a 1,055-page petition she planned to deliver to him asking him for a meeting to discuss the voter ID law, specifically the provision that stops preregistration for 16- and 17-year-olds.

Madison said she didn’t think McCrory would show, especially after comments he made on Wednesday during a radio interview. He indicated liberal groups were responsible for the meeting request.

Eric Lundy, a regional organizer for MoveOn.org, attended the event, helping set out a table cloth, plates and lemonade. But he insisted he was only there “helping out with logistics,” and Madison came to him to ask about doing a petition.

The meeting was set for 2 p.m. As of 2:20, McCrory hadn't made an appearance.


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Sorry RaleighGal

Maybe you should ask GB before assuming they have "nothing to do with this girl"
you are WRONG. This whole thing is a shameful attempt to get some press. Shame on her mom, shame on moveon.org, shame on progress nc, and shame on the people that think this is ok. this is ridiculous.

Sad

Shouldn't this girl be in School? I thought it started back up already?

Check your facts, Barb

Progress NC has nothing whatsoever to do with this kid, or the actions she is pulling, nor have they ever. I haven't seen a peep from them about her, or this issue. You can't expect to be taken seriously, "barb robertson", if you make assumptions to fit your political goals and don't bother to check the facts first.

Could you imagine

if republicans trotted out a child to do their bidding? they would be crushed with outrage from the media and from the left. i am a former dem now indy but this doesnt pass the smell test folks. how long will pph and progress nc pimp out this poor kid and where the heck is her mom??? why as a mother would you allow your child to be used like this, unless you are behind it which is even worse. shameful really...

Creepy

Just when you think MoveOn can't go any lower.

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