Voter Suppression Law Will BACKFIRE on North Carolina GOP

In The Young Turks on YouTube by Aaron Wysocki0 Comments


North Carolina Atty. General Candidate Josh Stein (D) offers harsh criticism of Gov. Pat McCrory (R) and Republicans in the NC General Assembly, responsible for the most severe voting restriction law in the United States since the Jim Crow Era. That law that was ruled unconstitutional by the 4th District Federal Appeals Court on July 29, 2016 — three years after it was signed by Gov. McCrory.

Gov. McCrory, who faces a tough reelection fight in November, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to step in and allow the restrictions to remain in place. But on Aug. 31, 2016, the high court denied McCrory’s request, meaning that he will have to win reelection without the aid of voting restrictions targeting young people, minorities, and the poor — three Democratic-leaning constituencies.

It also means that Josh Stein (D), the former North Carolina State Senator who had fought against the voting restrictions, has a better chance of being elected as the state’s next Attorney General. Current Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) is running to unseat McCrory. Stein’s opponent, Sen. Buck Newton (R), voted for the restrictions, and is best known as the champion of “Hate Bill 2,” also known as the “Bathroom Bill,” which the Department of Justice has declared discriminatory and which caused the National Basketball Association to move the NBA All-Star game from Charlotte, NC to New Orleans, LA.

Interview by Eric Byler of TYT Politics, with clips from Byler’s interactive documentary “Story of America.”

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