I don't know about you, but I haven't received a lot of emails from Attorney General Roy Cooper over the years, but I got one today. It's a good one.
Welcome to the movement, Roy. And thanks for the email.
We’re proud in North Carolina to have laws that encourage people to register and vote while maintaining the integrity of our elections. But HB 589 goes backward and actually makes it harder for people to register and vote.
Here’s how it would do damage:
1. Cut short early voting, giving us longer lines on Election Day and making it harder for working people to vote.
2. Stop pre-registration for young people who want to vote for the first time.
3. Prohibit people who go to the wrong precinct from casting a provisional ballot there. Precinct confusion happens a lot after redistricting.
4. Enforce a voter ID law so restrictive that a student can't even use a college ID.
There are more disturbing election law changes in this bill that will reduce access to the polls and lead to expensive lawsuits that North Carolina doesn't need. It's wrong to make it more difficult for North Carolinians to register and vote. I’ve asked Governor McCrory to veto this bill and I hope you will too.
Sign the petition.