Author: Susan Myrick

Will Holder’s DOJ Prevail in NC?

Will Holder’s DOJ Prevail in NC?

A hearing that liberal groups hoped would undermine North Carolina voting reform instead appears to have revealed their true objectives. The NC NAACP and the League of Women Voters of NC, ­joined by Eric Holder’s U.S. Justice Department, said they were suing the state to protect voters against disenfranchisement, but…

What Newspapers Won’t Say about Anti-Election Reform Lawyers

What Newspapers Won’t Say about Anti-Election Reform Lawyers

Much has been written about the attorneys the Governor and the legislative leaders have hired to defend the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA) against lawsuits brought by the NC-NAACP, the ACLU and the U.S. Justice Department. In contrast, to date, there have been no stories spotlighting the army of attorneys…

Bad Bill of the Week: Reversing Positive Election Reforms

Bad Bill of the Week: Reversing Positive Election Reforms

In this year’s legislative session Democratic legislators have submitted several bills that attempt to roll back sections of last year’s landmark election reform legislation (the Voter Identification Verification Act – VIVA), and this week’s Bad Bill highlights one of them. House Bill 1239, titled “An Act to Restore the Full…

Did Reform Discourage Voters? Check Out Vote Tracker to See

Did Reform Discourage Voters? Check Out Vote Tracker to See

Vote Tracker has been updated with Election Day votes. Take a look at the updated ncvotetracker.com to see who turned out for May’s Primary Election. Using ncvotetracker.com you will be able to break down the vote by the method of voting utilized – absentee (one-stop and by-mail), Election Day, provisional,…

 

Elections Board Has Quarter-Million Cases to Probe

With a quarter-million questionable voter registrations on the books in NC, it’s no wonder the state elections board needs more investigators. That’s also why sustaining and enforcing the state’s recent voter reforms is more urgent than ever. One of the articles in the NC Insider (a subscriber-based state politics news…

 

Charts Show Legislative Winners, Losers

The charts in the link below provide an assortment of information on each of the legislative contests. They include the districts where election outcomes have already been decided and districts that will feature real contests – where there will be more than one candidate on the ballot. In the chart,…

 

Racist Roots: Progressives Sought White Supremacy in 1898

In our Spring 2014 Civitas Review magazine, Civitas' Susan Myrick looked back at a dark chapter in North Carolina history -- the "White Supremacy" campaign of 1898. White progressive Democrats ran an avowedly racist campaign to remove blacks from political life. The photo on the front page of the web…

 

Election Reforms Reveal Vote Fraud

A stunning report by the State Board of Elections has revealed clear voter fraud in the 2012 election – evidently in tens of thousands of instances. The North Carolina State Board of Elections reported Wednesday to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee on the effects of the state’s new voter…

 

Another Look at NC Election Results

Elections can be viewed at many different angles, from analyzing voter turnout to interpreting vote totals. That’s what consultants and candidates do to win races and election junkies do for fun. Voter turnout, broken down by demographics – i.e. party affiliation, gender, race and age ­– is important in understanding…

Civitas Partisan Index – 2012

Civitas Partisan Index – 2012

The Civitas Partisan Index has been updated to show the political balance of power in North Carolina as revealed in the 2012 elections. While it does not predict elections, the CPI reveals which counties lean Republican or Democratic, plus illuminating larger trends. Modeled after the Cook Partisan Voting Index that…

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