Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director or the North Carolina Republican Party, appeared on MSNBC Thursday morning to discuss accusations by the NAACP that North Carolina is somehow suppressing the vote by only allowing “early voting” six days per weeks.
“Look, there are some people in the Republican Party that do think that six days a week is enough of voting,” Woodhouse told MSNBC host Hallie Jackson. “I mean 17 days of early voting. I assume that you’re in New York or New Jersey where they have not one single day of early voting — not one. Sixty miles to my north — Virginia — has not one single day of early voting. We have 17,” he explained.
Woodhouse said that Republicans in the battleground state have made available early voting places than the Democrats ever did and said that the state is seeing record turnouts in early voting thus far and made the case that Democrats have a voter “depression” problem rather than a “suppression” problem.
To illustrate his point, Woodhouse then ripped out a pair of handcuffs and said, “We don’t have a suppression vote problem in North Carolina. The Democrats have a depression problem. Any you know why? It’s very simple, their candidate — if elected — could have these on inauguration day,” as he waved the pair of handcuffs to Jackson.
Woodhouse went on to say that the reason why Obama has been so heavily campaigning for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina is that he’s a much more inspiring figure to voters than the scandal-plagued Clinton.