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Rally Against Election Reform

Updated: Monday, April 8 2013, 08:05 AM EDT
Progress NC held a rally in Asheville Friday to protest measures in the state legislature dealing with early voting.  Several bills have been introduced to reform early voting by limiting the amount of sites and the length of time they're open. 

People who showed up at the rally say it's an attempt to limit people's right to vote.  A UNCA student spoke about one proposal that would require students register and vote in their home district rather than at school or lose the right to be claimed as a dependent on their parents state taxes.  Progress NC executive Director Gerrick Brenner says, "that's a poll tax and the supreme court says you  can't tell students where to vote."

Republicans who support election reform say it's about fairness and integrity.  Buncombe county GOP executive committee member Glenda Weinert says, "when people aren't happy about someone investigating something they make bold claims and inflame the issue, when it's all about integrity."  She says everybody should be in favor of looking at the process and seeing if there's a better way, that it's fair and efficient.

By Frank FraboniRally Against Election Reform


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