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  • WRAL_USER Apr 8, 2014

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    Yea, whats wrong with forcing IDs at the polls (other then it being an affront to our US constitution and having absolutely no basis in fact for its creation and being illegal in NC to do so... ) No issues at all. GOP lies through and through...

  • WRAL_USER Apr 8, 2014

    As long as the GOP makes it as hard as possible for your vote to count... The NCGOP, making our rights disappear because they can fool people just long enough to be elected...

  • Olenc Native Apr 8, 2014

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    It's easy. Only white male landowners were allowed to vote. Cuts out 80% of the population.

  • Mike Morgan Apr 8, 2014

    How did we manage to do it all those years in just 1 day. Amazing ...

  • tatermommy52 Apr 8, 2014

    This means zombie Democrats must re-line themselves.

  • Sam Nada Apr 7, 2014

    "The voter IDs are what reduce the opportunity for voter fraud. Do try to keep up."

    What's the article about? Is voter ID mentioned even once? What was my comment about? Do try to pay attention.

  • rastubar Apr 7, 2014

    I think the 10 days will be enough time to vote if you really make the effort. Plan ahead and don't make excuses for laziness. Take responsibility.

  • PanthersFan45 Apr 7, 2014

    This probably hurts Republicans more than Democrats since the big race this year will be for US Senate. It's all about who will oppose Hagen. Most of the new voters have also been trending UNA and they are free to vote in either primary (not both) so logic tells me it is likely going to be those who are NOT democrats who will be affected the most in May.

  • Bill Brasky Apr 7, 2014

    NC was one of the worst in the nation for voter turnout prior to early voting being established. Since voter turnout we are in the top ten. Seems we should be pushing for higher voter turnout, not trying to reduce voter turnout.

    Also, according to the article, had some chose to read it.. 38 counties were granted waivers not to increase their early voting hours.

  • hpr641 Apr 7, 2014

    I remember when early voting went on the books (and it was pretty recently) hearing that "the problem will be in how difficult it will be to make even common-sense changes ... because one party or the other will see a disadvantage." I dismissed such as just hogwash ... wow, was I wrong - they can't even lessen the number of days, but increase the hours / locations.

  • LuvsThePack Apr 7, 2014

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    When people are allowed to vote without showing ID, how is anyone supposed to know it was happening? How would anyone know?

  • lavenderdejectedmoon Apr 7, 2014

    That was the plan all along. Long lines so people will give up and not vote.

  • LuvsThePack Apr 7, 2014

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    Good Lord. And you get to vote, too. smh

  • LuvsThePack Apr 7, 2014

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    You do realize you have it backwards, right? Republicans are the one with jobs, friend. We're not the ones with all this free time on our hands to protest whatever the democratic leadership tells the lemmings to protest.

  • Will Perry Apr 7, 2014

    If there has been so much voter fraud, why has it not been reported? BECAUSE THERE WAS NOTHING TO REPORT! All the phony claims of all this "so called" fraud found absolutely nothing. A bunch of Republican baloney to shove thru a law that was never needed until the current President took office. Talk about the biggest lie of the year??

  • Sam Nada Apr 7, 2014

    "As yourself this, why do democrats want to make voter fraud so easy?"

    How does a shorter early voting period reduce the risk of voter fraud? The only thing it reduces is the opportunity to vote by people the GOP doesn't like or represent. It's simply one more strategy to prevent real democracy.

  • dmoore616 Apr 7, 2014

    Shortening the amounbt of days and eliminating weekend voting is a change this democrat supports.
    Polls should be opened longer during the weekdays, say 9:00 pm so that working people can get their.

  • Carl Keehn Apr 6, 2014

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    Reading is fundamental. Although the law may require the same number of operating hours, 38 counties have already announced that they can't afford to and have gotten waivers so that they don't need to meet that requirement.

  • Sam Nada Apr 5, 2014

    Just ask yourself what possible motivation could the GOP have for making voting more difficult for working people?

  • Glenda Hightower Apr 5, 2014

    I believe the main argument to be made is our new laws are making it harder to vote when they should be making it easier. As a liberal democrat, I don't have a problem with having to show I.D., just always make getting an I.D. for citizens who for whatever reason don't have one uncomplicated and at no cost. Making the hours the same even when cutting the days should be a public broadcast so people will know. I hope all this hoopla is not over the fact that President Obama won not once but twice. "He" won't be able to run again.
    And I'd like to address the issue someone brought up about voter fraud. I'm sure there has been voter fraud somewhere sometime in this country. I read the report too. If there are verifiable facts, then that is unfortunate, but how many alleged occurrences of voter fraud happened? President Obama beat Romney by about 5,000,000 votes. Does anyone believe there were 5,000,000 cases of voter fraud? And was voter fraud involved when McCrory was elected?

  • jbc268 Apr 5, 2014

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    Please PLEASE read the Constitution.

  • Ijaz Fahted Apr 5, 2014

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    You must mean that unprocessed data report that was in the news on Wed. Just a bunch of figures that have not been verified in any way.

  • Wheelman Apr 5, 2014

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    In Wake County there are 5 early voting locations with 4 of them open most days until 7PM and all of them open on Saturday. So anyone with a real job should not have a real hard time voting if they really want to. There is also absentee voting available. So anyone who claims or complains that they didn't have an opportunity to vote is full of it. BTW, there is also Elections Day when the polls are usually open from 7AM to 7PM.

  • Mike Jones Apr 5, 2014

    The only time I "need" to show ID is at the bank and the bar. What's next, being asked for our "papers" at check points?

  • JG-Willow Spring Apr 4, 2014

    NY State still doesn't have early voting,...because of the costs it would impose on the upstate rural counties that can't afford it, and we want to cut back from 17 to 10 days and it is a tragedy?

  • davidhartman Apr 4, 2014

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    Yes, its totally crazy to require a valid photo ID to vote.

    LOL!

    More baseless whining from the left and I fully support that statement; if you're too lazy to get an ID, for goodness sake you have no right voting.

  • Pulling for the Tarheels Apr 4, 2014

    May be a fewer days, however, MORE HOURS PER DAY-so it all evens out!!

  • busyb97 Apr 4, 2014

    We've been spoiled by early voting hours that are more common in the last decade. Used to, you had ONE DAY to vote. You either went, or you didn't. 7 days will not make or break it. You are either going to vote, or you aren't. And if you don't vote, you can't complain either way.

  • miseem Apr 4, 2014

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    Just wait until the volunteer "election patrols" start questioning people about their address and name. That's another gem in the elections law - anyone from anywhere in the state can "monitor" voters. Wait - I bet you are white so they won't ask you. Brown skin, that's another matter. Of course, you can always say it's none of their business when they ask. Think they are going to arrest you?

  • teleman60 Apr 4, 2014

    This is just the beginning of the manufactured voting ID law debacle. Long lines to discourage voters, changed polling places all to address nonexistent problems.

    Just as the NC gop elections commissioner said on Daily Show "if lazy people don't get to vote, WHO CARES?"

  • normson7 Apr 4, 2014

    I've seen lines that can easily take an hour. This is a problem for people with real jobs. I guess it's not a problem for Republican voters.

  • sunshine1040 Apr 4, 2014

    I did in the last presidential race but only because I went during lunch period should have went before Doctor appointment that Doctor was late for any way.

  • wayneboyd Apr 4, 2014

    I don't understand the argument being made about long lines and waiting periods. I've been voting since the early 60's and I've never spent 30 minutes waiting to vote.

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