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Attorney General Eric Holder

The Department of Justice has closely monitored the movements of various States since the Voting Rights Act was struck down. Multiple States have since started passing restrictive voting measures, which quite clearly disenfranchise specific minorities. The Justice Department has already moved to sue Texas, but that's only the beginning. North Carolina is in fact the poster-child for the passage of restrictive voting measures, and we want to pressure the State Department to pursue Gov. McCrory and his recently passed legislation next.

Signed,

Marc McCole

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

This is what North Carolina has done since the voting rights act was struck down:

  • Requires a strict voter ID
  • Government issued student IDs are no longer acceptable
  • Cuts a week off early voting in...

This is what North Carolina has done since the voting rights act was struck down:

  • Requires a strict voter ID
  • Government issued student IDs are no longer acceptable
  • Cuts a week off early voting in the state (used by up to 70 percent of African-American voters in 2012)
  • Barred local election boards from keeping the polls open on the final Saturday before the election after 1pm
  • Eliminated same-day voter registration 
  • It opened up the precincts to "challengers" who can gum up the works at polling places and dissuade voters from showing up in the first place
  • Banned paying voter registration card circulators by the piece
  • It eliminated pre-registration of 16- and 17-year-olds in the high schools
  • A voter who votes in the wrong precinct will have her whole ballot thrown out
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