The voter ID debate renewed
RALEIGH — For better than two decades now, Bob Hall has been railing against the corrosive influence of money in politics.
Hall heads Democracy North Carolina, an organization most often referred to in the media as a "campaign watchdog group."
The Durham-based organization is certainly of the liberal variety, having grown out of the liberal Institute of Southern Studies, established in the early 1970s by veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, including Julian Bond.
The Republicans who now control the levers of power in state government are not unaware of the connection or the group's political leanings.
Still, Hall has been an equal opportunity afflicter of the powerful. He and Democracy North Carolina brought the elections complaint that eventually derailed Democratic House Speaker Jim ...