On NPR's Here and Now, NC Governor Pat McCrory was interviewed after he signed a bunch of voter restrictions into law that – shockingly – disproportionately impact the poor and minorities.
He sticks to the same soundbites, and this one is my favorite:
“We’re requiring the same identification that you need to get almost any government services, including food stamps, including a tattoo in North Carolina, including Sudafed in North Carolina...”
Voting is not a GOVERNMENT SERVICE.
And since when has a Republican come out in favor of more bureaucracy? (Not counting those totally necessary laws that protect the general welfare of our country's tiniest citizens.)
But he's doing the right thing, right? Voter fraud - scary stuff!
People are voting in record numbers, especially groups that have been notorious for low turnout in the past. Naturally, the best thing to do is to SHUT THAT SHIT DOWN.
*He loves that Sudafed messaging – he's mentioned it in every interview. Maybe he has sinus problems. See, the governor knows a thing or two about disenfranchisement!