U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is using today's anniversary of the Voting Rights Act to poke at the state legislature -- a jab likely intended for potential Republican rival Thom Tillis.
Hagan's office issued a statement Tuesday touting the law on its 48th anniversary but said "injustice remains and threats to the right to vote still exist."
She pointed to North Carolina in particular. “We must look no further than our own state to witness efforts to limit voter access," she said in the statement. "Instead of making this most crucial right more available, a new law in North Carolina will erase a week of early voting, end same-day registration, and eliminate pre-registration for high schoolers all while expanding the way political parties can use corporate money. Every citizen in North Carolina deserves an equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process and make his or her voice heard, and I will continue to advocate for honest and just elections.”
As House speaker, Tillis supported the elections bill. He is the most well known candidate in the field of potential contenders to challenge Hagan in 2014.