Elections & Voting

Civitas Poll: Voters Want Tax Protection

Civitas Poll: Voters Want Tax Protection

A new Civitas Poll of registered, unaffiliated North Carolina voters shows that an overwhelming majority of them support an amendment to the state Constitution which would require a vote of two-thirds majority of both houses of the legislature to approve all income tax rate increases.

VIVA Ruling May Bring Back Election Chaos

VIVA Ruling May Bring Back Election Chaos

If a federal judge chooses to block any of the key provisions of North Carolina’s new election reform law, any sense of security will be removed from North Carolina's election process once again.

Did Tony Tata Use His Office to Explore Running for Congress?

Did Tony Tata Use His Office to Explore Running for Congress?

The recent abrupt departure of Tony Tata as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has left many in government and political circles in Raleigh and across the state talking. But this article is not about his departure; it is about his actions and intentions while superintendent of…

Another Relic of Racist Past: Progressivism

Another Relic of Racist Past: Progressivism

The news is about Confederate flags or statutes of rebel leaders. But another issue is the intertwined history of progressivism and racism.

Anti-VIVA Activists Battle Facts

Anti-VIVA Activists Battle Facts

The court battle over the Voter Information Verification Act (VIVA), the landmark election reform legislation signed into law in 2013, will begin again in a few weeks. U.S. Judge Thomas D. Schroeder, from the United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, will begin to hear arguments from lawyers…

Civitas Poll: Walker Leads Selected GOP Hopefuls

Civitas Poll: Walker Leads Selected GOP Hopefuls

The most recent Civitas Flash Poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a lead among likely North Carolina Republican primary voters in a survey of selected candidates for the 2016 GOP nomination for president. Walker was the choice of 29 percent of the respondents. He was followed by Jeb Bush…

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Support Laws Protecting Elections

Civitas Poll: NC Voters Support Laws Protecting Elections

The most recent Civitas Poll shows North Carolina voters strongly support laws protecting the integrity and stature of the election process. “North Carolinians recognize the importance of fair and honest elections, and they strongly support the steps needed to protect the process,” said Susan Myrick, Elections Policy Analyst for the…

Can a Redistricting Panel Avoid Politics?

Can a Redistricting Panel Avoid Politics?

Kudos to Senate leader Phil Berger for his incisive answer as to whether he would support an independent redistricting commission. According to Gary Robertson of the Associated Press, Berger said: “I have yet to see a so-called independent redistricting commission that is truly independent. … I’m still out there looking…

From the ‘There Is No Voter Fraud in NC’ File

From the ‘There Is No Voter Fraud in NC’ File

The midterm elections saw record turnout and relatively few glitches, but a few things stood out to undermine the liberal claim that “there is no voter fraud in North Carolina.” Here are just a few examples of potential or actual fraud. Famous Felon Votes No voter fraud here? Tell that…

Civitas Poll Shows Tillis Has Slight Edge over Hagan

Civitas Poll Shows Tillis Has Slight Edge over Hagan

The newest Civitas Poll showed state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican, with a slight edge over Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in voters’ views of the U.S. Senate candidates. When we asked 600 North Carolina registered voters who they’d vote for if the election were today, 40 percent picked Tillis,…

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