2 points... First, these rules tend to backfire. People believe they are being suppressed and are more motivated to vote, it was a factor in the last election, minorities voted in much higher numbers than anticipated and this was one of the reasons. It's not unreasonable to say that the publicity from the flurry of republican proposals in states like PA helped cost him Romney the election. In Florida you saw the interviews with people waiting 6 hours in line and still saying no way they are going to take my vote. But secondly, speaking more generally than the NC law, I think we all realize early voting, extended hours etc. are a relatively recent phenomenon, but anything that has the net result of less people voting is something that I am ways weary of, especially when you have idiots like the guy in PA saying they came up with the bill to give the state to Romney. I am not afraid that we are going to go back poll taxes or tests, but the fact that we have that in our relatively recent history should make everyone take pause when we make voting tougher, especially under the guise of something that is not considered an epidemic by any experts, that being voter fraud-if there were some epidemic of voter fraud I would support it wholeheartedly but there's not...so I weigh the relative little it fixes vs the larger scale issues it causes. That combined with the fact that they are almost all coming from one party to the detriment of the other says it's political more than idealistic, which makes it wrong. Its not much different than gerrymandering, its a legal lightly disguised way to win easier. JMHO.