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Early voting ended Saturday and the results are in: blacks voted at higher rates than in the 2010 midterms. Voter suppression, the rallying cry of the left including the NC NAACP, doesn’t appear to have played a part.
Carolina Transparency, a project of the conservative North Carolina Civitas Institute, tracks voting statistics in the state. The increase in voting among blacks should put to rest claims made by Democrats that Republicans conspired to keep minorities away from the polls.
Just this past month, MSNBC host Chris Matthews interviewed Sen. Kay Hagan about the so-called voter suppression in our state.
Matthews: Why are they trying to screw the black voter, to put it bluntly? Is it because they don`t like blacks or because they don`t like Democrats?
This weekend in North Carolina, I asked Kay Hagan whether Republicans are out to cut the Democratic vote or simply screw the black vote
Hagan: I think they’re trying to suppress Democratic voter turnout.
Matthews: African Americans say that it’s because they’re African Americans.
Hagan: I tend to agree with them.
Matthews was also seen attending the NC NAACP’s 71st convention in Fayetteville, North Carolina held on October 9, 2014 where Rev. William Barber railed on about the state’s election laws being unconstitutional and intentionally suppressing the black vote.
Featured image from Shutterstock. Graphs from Carolina Transparency. Image of Chris Matthews from screenshots of video at NAACP meeting.
Tags: Chris Matthews, early voting 2014, Kay Hagan, North Carolina, voter suppression
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