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Early Voting Trends Suggest Democrats Are Resisting GOP Voter Suppression Tactics in North Carolina and Florida

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Early voting is underway in North Carolina, ground zero for the worst of the tea-party GOP’s voter suppression tactics, and early reports suggest that Democratic voters are coming out in force:

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Poll Finds Troublesome News for Tea Party’s U.S. Senate Candidate in North Carolina

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Percentage of North Carolina voters who approve of the state’s tea-party controlled Legislature, versus 56% who disapprove, according to a new PPP survey. This is not good news for Thom Tillis, the tea partyist who, as speaker, runs the Legislature’s lower body and who won the Republican primary last week to take on Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in November.

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Caught on Tape: Tea Party U.S. Senate Candidate Says GOP Must ‘Divide and Conquer’ By Pitting the Sick and Invalids against the Poor

Despite what you read, N.C. Assembly Speaker Thom Tillis, who won the primary race in the U.S. Senate election yesterday, is not a Republican “establishment” candidate. Tillis is, in fact, a tea bagger of the first order, per PM Carpenter:

Tillis takes a second, reactionary pew to no man: he opposes a federally mandated minimum wage; he denies the science of climate change; he supported a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and further restrictions on a woman’s right to abortion; and of course as a NC prophet of national Republican totalitarianism, he just can’t get enough of voter suppression.

As Tillis kicks off his campaign to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, a conservative Democrat, he already finds himself mired in controversy after being caught on tape suggesting that, in order to advance its war on the poor, the GOP must turn sick and invalided people who receive disability payments against poor people who rely on government assistance:

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