Author: Francis De Luca


Civitas President Explains Need for Voter Photo ID

With the General Assembly considering legislation requiring voters to show photo identification to vote, a House panel recently heard from experts on the issue. Among those testifying was Civitas President Francis X. De Luca. Here are his remarks with accompanying charts. Remarks to House Committee on Elections, State Legislative Building,…


Civitas Releases Poll on NC Voting Issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 RALEIGH –The Civitas Institute has released polling questions probing North Carolina voters’ attitudes on issues dealing with voting and election integrity. The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Feb. 21, 24 and 25, and had a…


Civitas Poll: McCrory Approval Rating Shifts

March 1, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 RALEIGH – A new poll from the Civitas Institute found that if Gov. Pat McCrory’s political honeymoon is waning, his support remains strong. The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Feb. 21, 24…


Missing Connection: WRAL and Blueprint NC, $1.7 million in support

When reporting on Blueprint NC’s leaked documents, WRAL was all over the story, with one exception: It somehow failed to mention in any of its stories that the owners of the station are deeply entangled with the left-wing group and some of its allies. A strategy memo  from liberal policy…


Francis De Luca on Obamacare Exchanges [Viewpoints Radio]

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Why All U.S. States Should Eliminate The Income Tax

This article originally appeared in Forbes Magazine. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback have all called for their states to eliminate their income tax and replace it with a sales tax over the past week. They were joined yesterday morning by North Carolina,…


Francis De Luca on the Senate Agenda [UNC-TV]



NC SBE – Who is really in charge and who do they work for?

The NC SBE is the bureaucratic staff that dominates both the election machinery and increasingly the way campaigns are conducted in North Carolina.


Will Republicans Become a Lasting Majority in North Carolina?

As the rest of the South moved solidly Republican in recent decades, North Carolina held out, remaining reliably Democratic at the state and local level except for brief fits and starts. Election 2012 may have changed that — but Republican leaders will have to work hard to make the change…

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