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Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina, even as the state has pushed to move early voting sites farther away from college campuses.
The Republican-dominated North Carolina State Board of Elections, among other efforts, has sought to remove an early voting location from the campus of Appalachian State University, which has about 18,000 students, many of whom lean Democratic.
County election officials had already eliminated North Carolina State University’s early voting site this year. In August, the state elections board, whose membership was replaced by Gov. Pat McCrory (R) last year, voted to remove Appalachian State’s early voting site. But college students there fought back.
On Oct. 13, Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled that moving the site would be “unconstitutional.” He wrote, “The court can conclude no other intent ... other than to discourage student voting.”
originally posted by: HomerinNC
I live here in NC, my voting district polling place is the local private airport lol
Doesn't make a difference to me if its on campus or not, who cares???
According to their lawsuit, Appalachian State’s early voting site was the only one in Watauga County that went Democratic in the last two presidential elections and the 2010 Senate and 2012 gubernatorial elections.
originally posted by: Tusks
a reply to: Gryphon66
Property ownership means you've got skin in the game. Non-property owners are happy to divvey up others' property (theft by voting.) Same for taxpayers vs welfare recipients. People who don't want to work are nearly always happy about taking others' property. That is a sure prescription for destruction of the society.
There must be an age limit---you surely don't want 10 year-olds having equal say with a 40 yo family head. A century ago, most 21 yo men were married and raising a family, and knew hard work. Today's 20-somethings are still being spoon-fed the Liberal talking points from University and TV, and have avoided marriage and raising a family.