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Fitzsimon: Republicans, voting reform

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Republicans in North Carolina are determined to do everything they can to make it more difficult for you to vote, especially if you are a member of a demographic group likely to support their political opponents. It is one of their key priorities this legislative session, to change the state’s voting laws to keep themselves in power.

That’s simply a fact that Republicans can no longer deny and not just because of their insistence on passing a completely unnecessary and restrictive voter ID bill this session.

House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes has filed legislation that would shorten the length of time for early voting, prohibit voting on Sunday, abolish same-day registration at early voting sites, and end straight-ticket voting.

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