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Hagan asks Holder to review new NC voter law

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.


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And the link you presented is broken, according to my browser, however, this is a POLL, and poll's are not a representation of every voter in the state, its a subsection, usually between 100 to 1000 people, and your answers to that poll are going to be bias depending on who, and where you conduct such poll.

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The only people who would not be able to come up with an ID in the next three years are those who are unable to obtain such identification because they may not be entitled to be here. This law ensures the integrity of the vote, you have to present ID for a lot of other things that you do in this state, and in this nation, whats the problem with having to present one to vote?

re: Kay Represents

That is the best explaination that I have seen of her bizarre positions on the issues.

Thank You Kay Hagan

To the commenters who say Hagan doesn't share the views of the majority of NC on this issue, perhaps you didn't see the PPP poll report titled "North Carolinians Oppose Voter Bill." http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/08/north-carolinians-oppose-voter-bill.html

This law is so extreme and so out of touch! It's good to know we have someone standing up for North Carolina.

The people who don't represent the citizens of North Carolina are the extremist Republicans in the state legislature. North Carolina Democrats represent the moderates and the middle class in our state.

That couldn't be made anymore clear by watching the reality of what happens when North Carolina Republicans control our state's government.

Kay represents

I think Kay represents Chuck Schumer first and somewhere after that the extreme liberal element of North Carolina.

Hagan must go

Hagan has consistently failed to fight for policies that support our nation's job creators and economic engines and today, we're realizing the consequences in the form of lower personal incomes, sky-high foreclosure rates and millions of North Carolina's out of work. And while Hagan may claim she stands with our state's seniors, much like the rest of her short career in Washington, her record simply doesn't support her rhetoric. With our state and our nation facing extraordinary times, it's no surprise that NC Citizens are seeking new direction in Washington.

Who does Hagan represent?

Who does Hagan represent?

Certainly not the 2/3 of the NC citizens that support the law.

Maybe she is required to march in lock step with her fellow travelers?

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