|Gov. Cooper, |
our defense against the dark
arts of voter suppression
Except in Arizona, where the Republican overlords passed a law making out-of-precinct voting illegal, and yesterday, Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the conservative majority, ruled that baffling inconvenience could in fact be willfully imposed for partisan advantage and that confused voters are just plain shit outta luck.
You know that the famed voter ID law passed by the NCGOP in 2013 contained a clause outlawing out-of-precinct voting? That law was thrown out by the courts in 2016. So people in the state of North Carolina voting out-of-county in both 2016 and 2020 continued to have their votes count in races in which they were otherwise eligible to vote and as long as they were voting in the county where they were registered.
In other words, the NCGOP is already versed on how to write a law outlawing out-of-precinct voting, especially a law that would target with outstanding precision voters of color and young voters (who are sometimes foggy on which planet, let alone which precinct). Will the Berger-Moore people try again to outlaw out-of-precinct voting on the basis of Samuel Alito's prose? How could they resist?
Except there stands Roy Cooper, with the veto stamp, and a veto-sustaining minority of Democrats in the General Assembly.