Elections & Voting

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…

 

Portrait of a Hit Piece

Bill Moyers – for many years an advocate on television for liberal causes — recently gave North Carolina a lesson in how to disguise bias and distortions as news, and we should pay attention to how he did it. Moyers & Company, his outfit, recently put out a TV/online program…

 

D.C.’s Misguided Attack on NC Voting Law

The U.S. Justice Department gave early warning to North Carolina news outlets that it would file a lawsuit later the same day to stop certain provisions of the new voter ID/election reform law passed in the 2013 legislative session.

 

The Facts Behind the Watauga County Elections Changes

The Watauga County Board of Elections met on August 12 and “welcomed” a new board member who was ultimately elected chairman, Luke Eggers , a Republican. He had been sworn in almost one month after the other two board members, Bill Aceto, a Republican, and Kathleen Campbell, a Democrat. This…

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