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View Diary: North Carolina: Austerity, schmausterity. Millions of dollars for voter IDs (5 comments)

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  •  so, let me get this straight: (4+ / 0-)

    They want voter I.D. and are willing to spend a bundle but want to cut costs by limiting extended voting days and same-day registration?

    Oh, it hurts to live here these days. North Carolina has been moving mostly forward(a few steps back) but this stupidity epidemic is a tough one to fight.

    George W. Bush: the worst Republican president SO FAR.

    by Chun Yang on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 02:21:51 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, that's pretty much it, CY (2+ / 0-)
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      Chun Yang, DawnN

      As the days move along toward crossover (May 16, when House bills that aren't killed in committee move over to the Senate, and vice versa), there's a lot more buzz and gossip going around. Not everyone is happy with their own party's bills and carryings-on.

      At the same time, legislators need to pound their networks to drum up maximum support for the bills they consider most important. It's interesting to see this happen on a day-to-day basis. Not always encouraging, but undeniably interesting.

      I'm hoping that a third voter ID hearing will bring to light the fact that there's NO NEED FOR IT. When we're talking about crushing small businesses by taxing services to death and destroying small newspapers and whatnot, people aren't going to stand by these utterly useless boondoggles. Not to say that voter ID won't pass (it probably will), but there are other bills that are on less substantial ground, and voters and businesspeople and municipal officials are stomping the heck out of that ground.

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