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Thursday, June 14, 2018
GOP in Raleigh: Desperate Much?
At 5:07 this morning, North Carolina election law expert Gerry Cohen began tweeting about a new election law revealed late last night in the General Assembly and already scheduled for a 10 a.m. committee hearing this morning -- a bill deceptively titled (natch!) "The Uniform & Expanded Early Voting Act," which will -- despite its rosy title -- squeeze down early voting from 17 days to 10 days and completely eliminate voting on the last Saturday and do some other wholly unnecessary and pernicious shit.
They are that worried.
May we all turn in their general direction and vow, "You think that's gonna stop us?"
J.W. Williamson was the founding editor in 1972 of the Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review, which he edited until July of 2000. He has taught college classes in Appalachian history, cultural politics, and literature, and he has lectured widely on the pop-culture history of "Appalachia" in the American consciousness. His books include Interviewing Appalachia, Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films, and Hillbillyland: What the Mountains Did to the Movies and What the Movies Did to the Mountains. He has won the Thomas Wolfe Award given by the Western North Carolina Historical Society, the Laurel Leaves Award given by the Appalachian Consortium, a special Weatherford Award given by Berea College, and the Cratis Williams-James Brown Award given by the Appalachian Studies Association.
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