Voter Suppression

North Carolina Republicans Brag About Suppressing Black Voters

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

A federal judge ordered several counties to restore the registration of thousands of black voters who were illegally purged from the rolls, but the totality of the state GOP's efforts have suppressed black turnout.

To celebrate this, the North Carolina GOP issued a press release this morning to brag about it.

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African American Early Voting is down 8.5% from this time in 2012.

Caucasian voters early voting is up 22.5% from this time in 2012.

As a share of Early Voters, African Americans are down 6.0%, (2012: 28.9%, 2016: 22.9%) and Caucasians are up 4.2%, (2012: 65.8%, 2016: 70.0%).

They aren't trying to hide it. They're proud that they've successfully suppressed turnout and discouraged or disqualified people from exercising a constitutional right.

In spite of their efforts to suppress Democratic voters, Clinton appears poised to win North Carolina and state Attorney General Rory Cooper is in position to defeat Governor Pat McCrory.