Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:25 AM
Well, no, Gary, we do not have ''McCroryisms'' here. What we do have is your ''Blueprinting''.
The Blueprint plan got outted early in the year, a conspiracy by various leftwing groups to misrepresent, vilify, and smear Republican initiatives to ''eviscerate'' Republicans (that term comes directly from the Blueprint plan). They would use their media friends to push these distortions. What you are doing here is pure Blueprinting.
As to early voting, the Governor is quite correct and you are very wrong. The law keeps the same number of hours for early voting as it did previously. They are just organized differently so that the sites are open all day on the days of early voting instead of partial days. That actually makes it more convenient for voters. That is not taking away anybody's right to vote.
Given the background of the Blueprint smears, I would agree that the governor should be careful to speak more precisely, to avoid just the type of deliberate political distortion you are doing here.
Again, on Voter ID, that does not stop any LEGITIMATE voter from voting. It is used all over the world and it does not ''suppress'' anyone's vote. Well, I guess it may stop the Democrats from voting the cemeteries and ACORN fictitious voters, and that is probably what they are really miffed about. And it does stop out of state students, who are not legitimately North Carolinians, from crashing our elections. Bona fide North Carolina residents are required by our motor vehicle laws to have NC drivers licenses to drive in our state, and if an out of state student retains his license from another state, then he is clearly showing he has no intent to be an NC resident and he should not be voting here in the first place.
As to voter fraud, the Democrats on boards of elections have swept this under the rug for years. When the Durham BOE reported ACORN activity in 2010, the Democrat controlled State BOE refused to do anything about it. When Project True the Vote found hundreds of people in Wake County who had registered to vote and voted but had filed affidavits with the court system when called for jury duty that they were not citizens, the Democrat controlled Wake BOE refused to do anything about it. It is not that there is no voter fraud, but that Democrats have condoned and covered it up for years.
You might have wanted to run your argument by the late Jack Hawke, who was cheated out of election to Congress in 1972 by Democrat voter fraud in Durham County. He, for one, could you very clearly told you that voter fraud, by Democrats, doe exist and had existed in North Carolina.