Elections & Voting

How Big a Burden Is Registering to Vote?

How Big a Burden Is Registering to Vote?

The left has been howling about how the new voter reform law will discriminate against minority and young voters. Being a politically active college student myself, I decided to find out how hard it is to register to vote. Dreading what I had come to believe was the horrible strain…

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…

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,…

 

Civitas Poll: Tillis Leading Hagan

RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows state House Speaker Thom Tillis, the Republican candidate, leading Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the race for the U.S. Senate. Tillis leads Hagan 39 percent to 36 percent, with Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh the choice of 8 percent of the 600 registered…

 

NC Supreme Court Race Displays Blowback from Voting Changes

A race for the state Supreme Court is highlighting how changes in judicial elections may come back to bite the Democratic Party and the high court justice who once benefited from the changes. If Justice Robin Hudson is unseated in this year’s elections, it might be because of the unintended…

 

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…

 

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…

 

The Whole Story about Voter Reforms in NC

Much has been said and written about the election law reform legislation known as VIVA (Voter Identification Verification Act – HB 589) – but too many of the reports are misleading or just plain wrong. The legislation was passed in the 2013 legislative session and signed by Gov. Pat McCrory…

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