The attempts by Republicans to limit legitimate voting for their partisan gain are truly shameful. Now...in North Carolina, college students would have to go to their parent's home address to vote or face losing a NC state income tax deduction. So they can either miss a day (or more) of college to go home to vote, or not vote.
"North Carolina Republicans have filed a bill that would penalize parents of college students who vote in the town where they go to college. Students would still be allowed to register to vote in their college townóbut if they did, their parents would lose a tax deduction of up to $2,500. The same bill would also force people to have their car registered and be registered to vote in the same place, again targeting college students who are likely to register their cars in their hometowns but vote where they attend college." This quote was from Daily Kos. Another report is here:
I particularly enjoy the logic that some Republicans are using in a feeble attempt to justify their attempt to effectively block Democratic votes:
"Jay DeLancy of the NC Voter Integrity Project also voiced support for the student voting restrictions, citing a case in which college students in Buncombe County changed the outcome of a race for a county commission seat in 2012.
"That race showed how easily college students can be manipulated like pawns," DeLancy said in a press release. "These bills will protect students from such abuse."
Gee, that is so thoughtful of them, trying to protect college students by restricting their right to vote.