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NC lawmakers approve GOP-backed election changes

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A Republican-backed measure making sweeping changes to how and when North Carolinians can vote is headed to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory.

The bill approved late Thursday by the GOP-dominated state legislature requires voters to present photo ID and shortens early voting by a week.

The measure also ends same-day voter registration and eliminates a high school civics program that encourages students to register ahead of their 18th birthday. Disclosure requirements for campaign ads are weakened and political parties can rake in unlimited corporate donations.

Republicans claim the measures will prevent voter fraud and restore faith in elections. Nonpartisan voting rights groups, Democrats and Libertarians say the true goal is suppressing voter turnout.

The changes are expected to face court challenges in advance of the 2014 and 2016 elections.

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If......

IF the Republican think they are doing a good job why are they so fearful of losing?
"The measure also ends same-day voter registration and eliminates a high school civics program that encourages students to register ahead of their 18th birthday. Disclosure requirements for campaign ads are weakened and political parties can rake in unlimited corporate donation."

I don't know why they are so afraid

Vog

Why stop at cutting early voting and same-day registration?

Even better, we can have an obstacle course in front of the polling place. Maybe put a sniper with a paintball gun on the roof of the community center so you have to zig zag between cover on the way inside.

Then we'll know you're *serious* about voting.

If people don't get IDs and

If people don't get IDs and vote early then they get what they deserve. you can still tell students to register without the class

My generation new about

My generation new about registering to vote without a special high school program. The schools can still do things to encourage students to register, without having a special program for it.

I get the ID part, but what

I get the ID part, but what is wrong with early voting?

Expense

it's not early voting entirely which was the issue. Their study showed the first week, has been barely effective. So they are merely cutting out the first week. Yes volunteers man the sites; but there is the expense of opening and closing as well as utility costs.

It's called trying to get the best bang for the dollar.

surf city tom

you are an idiot