Elections & Voting

 

Will Republicans Become a Lasting Majority in North Carolina?

As the rest of the South moved solidly Republican in recent decades, North Carolina held out, remaining reliably Democratic at the state and local level except for brief fits and starts. Election 2012 may have changed that — but Republican leaders will have to work hard to make the change…

 

Civitas Probe Shows Late Voter Registration Weakens NC’s Already Shaky Election System

A new Civitas Institute study has confirmed what critics have been saying for years: North Carolina’s Same Day and Last-Minute Voter Registration processes are seriously flawed. In July 2007, the North Carolina Legislature passed House Bill 91, (Registration and Voting at One-Stop Sites). The law allowed voters to register and…

 

Voter Education? Or Indoctrination?

Opening an email sent by the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce I saw something that caught my eye.  The subject was “League of Women Voters to Provide Voter Education Training.” What really grabbed me, however, was the group involved: the very liberal Democracy North Carolina.  I wanted to hear how…

 

NC Vote Tracker Reveals Voting Trends

NC Vote Tracker is back for the 2012 General Election!  Vote Tracker is the user-friendly database at the Civitas Institute’s Carolina Transparency website (www.carolinatransparency.com/votetracker/) that helps us all wade through early voting numbers.  The data comes straight from the State Board of Elections (SBOE) website, where it is refreshed each…

 

The Pivotal Supreme Court Race

The race for a seat on the State Supreme Court is under most radars but it could decide the state wide voting districts for the next ten years. Matt Willoughby has a video report.

 

Voter ID Falls Short in 2012 Session

There was little hope when the 2012 short session opened that the State House would gain the Democratic votes needed to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the voter photo ID bill – HB 351 – that originally passed both chambers in 2011. HB 351 requires voters to present valid…

 

Costly Antique: The Real History of the Second Primary

The second primary is a disturbing ghost from North Carolina’s past. It is also as expensive and unnecessary now as it was tyrannical when it was first instituted a century ago – in an era when a racist Democratic agenda dominated state government. This year 15 offices in North Carolina…

 

Another Look at Voter Photo ID Myths and F.A.Q.’s

Voter photo ID (House Bill 351) has been dead in the water since Gov. Perdue cut it down with her veto pen last June. Speculation looms that if Republican Candidate Pat McCrory wins the governorship this November, HB 351 would have a sure shot at being passed without fear of…

 

Voter Photo ID ‘Compromise’ Is a Sham

Republican leaders are determined to pass a voter ID bill this session and they say their resolve is fueled by promises they made to voters during the 2010 election. Unfortunately, these leaders believe that a bad bill is better than no bill and will offer a compromise to HB 351…

 

Prosecutors Ignore Illegal Voter Registration in NC

(ORRUM,NC) – A Robeson County man is outraged because a group home registered his mentally challenged sister to vote without his knowledge. The State Board of Elections Counsel, Don Wright, says that is a felony by state law but he says prosecutors don’t pursue such cases. Tim Farabaugh is a…

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