Thursday, August 22, 2013
As reported by John Murawski and John Frank in the Raleigh News Observer, Powell, the keynote speaker for the event, was unambiguous in his remarks on the intent and effect of the law: "What it really says to the minority voters is ... 'We really are sort-of punishing you,'
Powell declared: "I want to see policies that encourage every American to vote, not make it more difficult to vote."
Murawski and Frank reported that McCrory stayed for a portion of Powell's speech, but left before Powell's comments on the State's new voting legislation.
Posted by AJL at 7:51 PM