The North Carolina Republican Party sent out a stunning press release today that literally bragged about it’s success in depressing the black vote this election cycle.
African American Early Voting is down 8.5% from this time in 2012.
A big part of the vote suppression was limiting the early voting methods used most often by African Americans — including eliminating “Souls to the Polls Sunday” and reducing the number of early voting locations.
Check the text of the press release below via Ari Berman:
North Carolina GOP eliminated Sunday voting because “counties with Sunday voting were disproportionately black and Democratic” pic.twitter.com/G55KWY9EKD
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 6, 2016
This @NCGOP press release on early voting statistics highlights decrease in African-Americans voting. #ncpol pic.twitter.com/wzlegECMVX
— Colin Campbell (@RaleighReporter) November 7, 2016