This is how the GOP will steal 2016: Seth Meyers explains the secret Republican voter suppression plan

The voter ID laws in North Carolina are part of a plan to push purple states into the red column. Meyers explains

Published March 18, 2016 11:20AM (EDT)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at North Carolina's newly enacted voter ID law that many are calling a "voter suppression measure."

Meyers noted that the new law "could block as many as 218,000 registered voters from going to the polls" in November.

"In 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by just over 14,000 votes," he added. "218,000 votes could literally be the difference between President Hillary Clinton and Glorious Beloved Leader Donald Trump. All praise to him and his magnificent hands."

Meanwhile, the lawmakers who saw the law to existence readily admit that there is no documented evidence that voter fraud is of real concern.

"Don't prescribe a solution to a problem you're not sure exists," Meyers said. "That's like saying, 'We're not sure you'll be on The Bachelor, but you should start taking Valtrex anyway.'"

Watch the full segment below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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