"I didn't appreciate the vote until I lost my rights as a felon. If they want to stop a bunch of Blacks and Latinos from voting, it must be important."
“The rights of voters to cast their ballots in the least burdensome manner is paramount. This decision furthers that ability.”
"This isn’t something the state couldn’t have predicted...We’ve been trying to tell them for months this was going to happen."
Voting rights advocates say that NC is running out of time before Election Day to decide what to do with thousands of absentee ballots.
A GOP lawsuit and a conservative state Supreme Court could lead to ballots being challenged, thrown out.
“When I walked in there I was taking the spirit of the Civil Rights movement with me,” said Desmond Meade. After 30 years, Meade regained his right to vote and led the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to help others vote too.
While honoring Congressman John Lewis, Obama rebuked the GOP and issued an urgent call to action on voting rights.