Wednesday, April 27, 2016
With a thumb on the voting scale things are unlikely to change in North Carolina
The Republican controlled legislature pushed this through exactly one day after the Supreme Court eviscerated the Voting Rights Act. Legislators claimed that these measures are necessary to combat voter fraud in spite of the fact that there is no evidence of fraud having occurred. In 2012 Romney barely edged out Obama by 92 thousand out of 4.4 million votes cast in the state. I suppose that was too close for comfort. Republicans aren't very good at governing but they are great at keeping themselves in office.
Judge Thomas Schroeder, a George W. Bush appointee, has now played along. Schroeder has one of the thinnest resumes of any federal judge.
In other words Republican legislators crafted a law to enhance their own job security. And you wonder why that don't give a crap about the opprobrium over HB2?