North Carolina GOP Bill Would Impose Poll Tax on College Students

N.C. Sen. Bill Cook
In 21st century Jim Crow, it is not just African-Americans whose voting rights are being put risk by neo-Confederates. In North Carolina, the tea partyists who have recently taken over the legislature and governor’s mansion are targeting any group that reliably votes against them, including college students of all races.

A bill filed recently in the N.C. legislature, where Republicans hold veto-proof majorities (which are irrelevant because the governor is also a Republican), would impose a poll tax on the parents of college students who register to vote in the town where they go to college, which the Supreme Court has ruled is their right: