The circus that was the NC General Assembly has left town, and in response, the televised outrage that was Moral Monday has also disappeared from the airwaves. But while relishing the break from the yammering, those of us that have continued to pay attention are slowly coming to the realization that the madness continues on a daily basis, though it’s now carried out on a local level. North Carolina Republicans have clearly decided to double down on their gamble that suppressing Democratic voting by any means necessary is their only means of retaining power. So they are systematically restricting the right of college students, particularly minority students to vote, in what now appears to be an organized series of local efforts. First at Appalachian State in Boone, then in Elizabeth City, and now in Winston Salem.
Rachel Maddow covers the topic below, in her interview with my former State Senator Ellie Kinnaird, who has resigned in order to help combat these moves in future elections.
Yes, it’s likely that at least some of these measures will be overturned in the courts, but I know what kind of volunteer work I’ll be doing for the next year or so.
Posted on August 20th, 2013 by jack-of-all-thumbs
Filed under: Rants and Musings