As North Carolinians celebrate today’s 56th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, equal access to the ballot box is under continued attacks by Republican politicians like Congressman Ted Budd, former Governor Pat McCrory, and former Congressman Mark Walker, and their agenda that threatens North Carolina voters.
“Voting rights are under attack across the country, and today’s anniversary is a clear reminder that the agenda of every single Republican running for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat threatens North Carolinians’ access to the voting booth, especially in communities of color,” said NCDP spokeswoman Kate Frauenfelder. “From signing extreme and restrictive voting laws, to spreading conspiracy theories and attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 elections, these GOP politicians have worked time and again to undermine democracy. In 2022, North Carolina voters will fight to save it.”
A look at Senate Republicans’ and #NCSEN GOP candidates attacks on voting rights:
- As Governor, Pat McCrory signed a “monster” voting bill into law that instated voter ID, reduced early voting, and ended same day voter registration. The legislation was struck down in court after the judges found that its provisions “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.”
- Congressman Ted Budd spread former President Trump’s dangerous and false conspiracy theories about election fraud that led to a violent mob attack against the U.S. Capitol and voted to overturn the election results even after the insurrection.
- Former Congressman Mark Walker signed on to a Texas lawsuit challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in key states.
- All three Senate candidates oppose the For The People Act, which would work to root out corruption and dark money in our political system.