Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, September 29, 2014

“Why does the state of North Carolina not want people to vote?”

That's the question asked by Judge James Wynn, who might be deciding whether or not to postpone North Carolina's voter suppression law until after the 2014 election.

A federal judge has already given the green light for North Carolina's voter suppression law (aka Jim Crow 2.0) to go into effect before the election.  But now the case is being heard by a panel of three judges from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Hopefully they'll rule that North Carolina has to stay in the 21st century (or 20th anyway) until after the 2014 election.

And now back to the question posed by Judge James Wynn, one of the three judges on the panel:  “Why does the state of North Carolina not want people to vote?”

Oh come on now, North Carolina does too want people to vote.  Just, you know, [ahem] certain people; the right people.  [wink]

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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Why? Because too many will vote for Democratic candidates.

September 29, 2014 at 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

same reason democrats don't want voter ID

I guess their supporters are smart enough to vote but too dumb to know how to get a drivers license

September 30, 2014 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Yup, that's about the size of it.

Anonymous: Since you either didn't or couldn't read the linked article, the two main issues of this voter suppression law are elimination of early voting and a crackdown on voter registration drives.

September 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 30, 2014 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

So I guess you're saying if Connecticut had a law preventing voter registration drives and early voting, this voter fraud case would have been prevented.

September 30, 2014 at 1:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For all this talk about wanting to get more people out there to vote, the fact remains: This is the only major country that votes on a weekday. I'm told all the others vote on a Saturday where turnout is much higher!


October 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Good point; I've heard the same thing about other democracies. I guess the Powers That Be don't want you to vote unless you're a VIP or self-employed. Working stiffs don't count.

October 1, 2014 at 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And every other country requires valid photo ID

October 1, 2014 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

And they also prohibit early voting, extended voting and voter registration drives. Oh wait, no they don't.

October 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM  

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