H589, Voter ID, election changes: debate in Senate

H589, Voter ID, election changes: debate in NC Senate

VoterRadio.com ‏@VoterRadio

NC Senate now taking up H589 (voter ID, election changes).
Listen LIVE: http://voterradio.com/player #ncga #ncpol


Sen. Rucho (R-Meck.) just outlined the content of the bill. Debate from Democrats now ongoing.

Sen. Josh Stein (D-Wake) now debating the bill's restrictions on early voting in NC. "85% of voters in NC favor early voting." "There is nothing in the bill that assures continued early voting hours in shortened (10 days) voting period..." "So if you all want to assure the same access to early voting, you will support my amendment..."
newest tweets:

1) PPActionFundCNC ‏@PPCNC now

Sen. Rucho says Stein "rambles on with his charts." Some of us like facts, Senator. Even facts you don't want to acknowledge. #hb589 #NCGA

2) Brent Laurenz ‏@brentlaurenz

As a reminder, more than 2.5 million voters used early voting in 2012. That's about 56% of all voters. #ncga

NC Senate in recess until 4:30 pm

You might want to read about the bill now at WRAL.com:

"This is voter suppression at its very worst," Allison Riggs, a voting rights attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, told the committee. "It's a cynical ploy to make it harder for certain people to vote."


Senate seeks compromise on elections bill

Brent Laurenz ‏@brentlaurenz

Another 15 minute recess for the Senate. Amendment still not ready. Trying to craft an early voting compromise #ncga


Time is running out on this bill.

Sen. Graham (D-Meck.) sent forward an amendment. It was tabled by vote with GOP majority.

Allison Harrison ‏@AllisonH_MSW

Graham on the anti-voting bill: This bill is not about restoring trust. Trust is being lost as we speak. #NCGA #NCPOL



Sen. Parmon "I want to remind everyone that we are North Carolinians!" Stop comparing us to other states. #hb589 #NCGA

PPActionFundCNC ‏@PPCNC 2m

Sen. Robinson is giving a much-needed history lesson about voter suppression in America and in NC. We should not be going backwards. #hb589


Robinson asks if NC wants to return to Jim Crow. Short Answer: NCGA does.

from Twittter: honeybunny ‏@MeneuxBrown 6m

old white men diss amazing African American Women Senators! #hb589 #votersuppression

The Carolina Mercury ‏@NCMercury

Robinson sends forth an amendment to allow anyone without photo ID to have same opportunity as people using absentee ballots

Martha Brock