Tillis on the verge of a major flip-flop:
When these ideas were floating around the General Assembly this spring, I had a chance to ask House Speaker Thom Tillis about the issue of early voting and what changes he would support. Here’s what he had to say in that April 9th interview.
“I think that as long as we do not really restrict the number of days,” Tillis said. “There are some inconsistencies around counties, but I think that early voting is a good thing. In my election, I won before election day in early voting."
Well, if you prove yourself a liar on this issue, you can expect to lose long before the Primary votes are even cast. The two-faced man continues:
"The question about whether we should have consistent days and times across the state is a valid question and I’m sure people will ask about that. But, I don’t see a significant ratcheting back of the number of days available for early voting. Part of that is the cost involved. If you compress it as we’ve heard in Florida and other states, you could have a significantly greater number of people waiting a significantly longer amount of time on election day, so we need to take that into account.”
Actually, I'm pretty sure your overlords did take that into account, and it's probably one of the main reasons they are doing this. The longer the lines, the fewer people willing to sacrifice their time and sore feet for the process. And instead of being able to work it in on their lunch hour, they'd have to take at least a half-day off from work. Which for many, would require asking for said time off at least a week in advance.
Like with many other GOP "policy" efforts, all the negative consequences associated are much harder on those who are already struggling than on those who think a struggle is to get off the green without 3-putting.