Colin Powell Slams North Carolina Voting Law

Source: Tal Kopan / Politico

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell bashed North Carolina’s recent voting law at a forum in the state Thursday, with the governor that signed the bill in the audience.

Powell said the law harms the Republican Party at the CEO Forum in Raleigh, N.C., according to the Raleigh News and Observer.

“It immediately turns off a voting block the Republican Party needs,” Powell said. “These kinds of actions do not build on the base. It just turns people away. … I want to see policies that encourage every American to vote, not make it more difficult to vote.”

The former George W. Bush administration official was the keynote speaker at the event, and took the stage just moments after Gov. Pat McCrory, who signed and defended the bill this month.

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