LETTER: Laws amount to voter suppression

Apr. 02, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

To the Editor:

Last year, the North Carolina legislature passed a number of voter repression laws which will disenfranchise many legitimate voters. If the legislature had any proof of rampant voter fraud in the state, these might have some validity.

Not only do they not have proof of rampant fraud, there has been practically no voter fraud in the country. “Between 2000 and 2010, there were 649 million votes cast in general elections and 13 cases of in-person voter impersonation.” (http://voterfraudfacts.com/) These laws are nothing more than voter suppression.

In June 2012, Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai famously stated that the voter ID (suppression) law would give the state to [former Massachusetts] Gov. [Mitt] Romney; fortunately, he was wrong.

Neil Rotter