House Democratic Leader Larry D. Hall has responded to the Senate's changes to HB 589: "This is blatant and arrogant attempt to strip the constitutional voting rights of law abiding citizens across our state. Once again the Republicans have made their perspective on the world clear. They are opening the state and their campaign accounts up for more pay to play politics and even more special interest cash. At the same time, they are doing all they can to make it more difficult for hardworking citizens to vote. Welcome to North Carolina under Republican rule - where their door is always open - as long as you're a special interest donor and not a citizen of this state looking to simply cast your vote."