Elections & Voting

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,…

Radical Environmental Groups Violate NC Law, FCC Rules

Radical Environmental Groups Violate NC Law, FCC Rules

Two ultraliberal, out-of-state national groups are apparently flouting state law and violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules (§ 73.1212) in a campaign attacking legislators who favor bringing energy development and jobs to North Carolina. So far in 2014, more than $2 million has been spent in TV ad buys as…

Bush Overtakes Obama in Favorability Ratings

Bush Overtakes Obama in Favorability Ratings

A new Civitas Flash Poll shows that likely NC voters view former President George W. Bush more favorably than President Obama. The same poll also shows that Sen. Kay Hagan leads state House Speaker Thom Tillis in their race for the U.S. Senate, though the margin is razor-thin when the…

Soros-Backed Group Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Election Reform

Soros-Backed Group Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Election Reform

The Advancement Project, in a press release dated August 21, announced that the North Carolina NAACP was appealing U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder’s decision earlier this month to deny a preliminary injunction to block certain provisions of VIVA in the November 2014 election. VIVA, the Voter Identification Verification Act…

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