Dark Chapter In North Carolina Voting Success Story
Rachel Maddow reports on North Carolina's success in improving voter turnout and ease of voting through the 2008 election and the sudden change in direction (and ruling party) when wealthy Republican backer, Art Pope, turned the tide in 2010 allowing a Republican take-over of the state government and a wave of regressive legislation, including voter suppression.
Move To Block Student's Candidacy Casts Long Shadow
Jon Hawley, reporter for the Elizabeth City Daily Advance, talks with Rachel Maddow about efforts by Peter Gilbert, the Pasquotank Republican Party chairman, to challenge the right of Elizabeth City State University student Montravias King to run for city council before the Elizabeth City board of elections, and the precedent a ruling in Gilbert's favor would set for campus-residing students statewide and beyond.
GOP-led Board Closes Station, Targets Campus Voting
Rachel Maddow reports on concerns of students and staff at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina whose polling station has been closed by the Republican election board, with the next nearest option considerably less convenient than voting on campus.
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Work-around Sought For Damaged Voting Rights Act
Congressman G.K. Butterfield, whose district includes Elizabeth City, North Carolina, talks with Rachel Maddow about the effort at the federal level to protect the right to vote in the wake of the Supreme Court's recent blow to the Voting Rights Act.
NC Faces Fights That Were Supposed To Have Been Won
Montravias King, activist and student at Elizabeth City State University, talks about the history of ECSU and Rachel Maddow shows the history of progress that will be turned back if Republicans succeed in denying a student the right to run for local office based on the same criteria that allows students to vote - a victory with implications reaching far beyond a small North Carolina city.
Republican-led Board Ends Easy Campus Voting
Anthony Terrell, producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, finds out how much more difficult it will be for students at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina to vote now that the Republican-led election board has moved their polling station to a less convenient location off campus.