But he's going to sign it anyway:
An Associated Press reporter asked the Republican governor how three particular provisions of the bill would help prevent voter fraud — ending same-day voter registration, trimming the period for early voting by a week and eliminating a program that encourages high school students to register to vote in advance of their 18th birthdays.
"I don't know enough, I'm sorry, I haven't seen that part of the bill," McCrory replied.
Sorry is right. The section in question is right around the halfway point in the bill. Which means, if the Deputy Assistant Governor read this in the normal fashion (if he read it at all), he left over half the bill unread. And apparently he needs to study up on election laws:
"There is plenty of opportunity for voter registration — online, offline, through many methods," McCrory said. "I thought that was a fair system before and I think it is a fair system now."
North Carolina has never allowed voters to register online, though they can download a form and print it out.
We are well and truly screwed. When the Governor doesn't even know what rights we already have, he won't know when they're being taken away. If he even cares, that is.