It looks like North Carolina may be getting closer to the enlightened policy of actually encouraging democracy instead of trying to stifle it. Laura Leslie has the best coverage here.
House members held a long and occasionally bizarre debate today over whether to allow early one-stop voters to register and vote on the same day. Democrats say it’s more fraud-proof than regular registration, since wannabe voters would have to appear in person to register, and then use a “retrievable” ballot in case their registration turns out to be no good.
Republicans tried twice to amend the bill to require a photo ID. Both attempts went down in flames along party lines, but not without some odd moments along the way.
. . . Moore Republican Joe Boylan stood up to offer an amendment, then apparently forgot what he was talking about.
Come on, Laura. The Hairdresser didn't forget what he was talking about. He just forgot to alert Puppetmaster Pope that he wanted to give a little speech like the big boys do. Without Pope pulling the strings, Joe Boylan is a big fat nothing.
PS If by some miracle Sponge Bob Orr found himself in the governor's mansion, they'd have to add an extra office above his for the Puppetmaster to take up residence, with a hole through the floor for his strings too.