Elections & Voting

 

Not all the dust has settled from last week’s election.

Not all the dust has settled from last week’s election. Among the topics still reverberating around North Carolina:  Marriage Amendment. North Carolina was the 30th state to approve language prohibiting gay marriage and the last in the South to do so. Ninety-three of the state’s 100 counties had majorities voting…

 

Civitas Candidate Survey Update: The Non-Responders

Over 150 candidates have responded to our Civitas survey so far! Surveys were mailed to all Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Council of State, and NCGA candidates. Please check out those who have responded here. They have taken the time to let voters know their thoughts and views on important policy issues…

 

Georgia Sec. of State Discusses His State’s Experience With Photo ID

Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, was the speaker at the Civitas Conservative Leadership Conference: Battleground 2012 breakfast on Saturday, March 3, 2012.  Kemp has served as Georgia Secretary of State since January, 2010 and is Georgia’s Chief Elections Administrator.  Since taking office, Secretary Kemp has established his state as…

 

Public Financing for Candidates Drying Up

State public campaign funding for key races is drying up, a situation with significant implications for a number of candidates in this coming election season. The funding for three Council of State races (auditor, insurance commissioner and superintendent of public instruction) has virtually run out, while “rescue funds” will no…

 

Debunking Voter Photo ID Myths

Who are the opponents of a voter ID requirement?  If we rely only on mainstream media, we would believe that all minority groups, especially African Americans and registered Democrats, oppose any legislation requiring a voter to present photo ID in order to cast a vote. Consequently it may come as…

 

The Democrats’ Charlotte Convention: Opportunity Costs?

With eleven months to go before the start of the 2012 Democratic National Convention (Convention) in Charlotte, many questions remain to be answered. The Convention has been sold to the public as a win-win for North Carolina where national attention and money will be showered on the state with little…

 

SBOE Flip Flops on Absentee Ballot Request

First Approves DemocracyNC, Then Denies Request from GOP For a time, Bob Hall (Director, DemocracyNC) was the only person outside of the State Board of Elections (SBOE) who knew he was approved for an absentee ballot request form that violated state law. An absentee ballot request form is necessary for…

 

Mayer Flails – and Fails in New Yorker Article

Add Jane Mayer to the list of liberals trolling the backwaters of North Carolina politics desperately looking for evidence to validate the lefts’s predetermined conclusion that Art Pope bought control of North Carolina politics. Mayer, who authored the recent New Yorker piece on Art Pope, claims to be an investigative journalist.…

 

Redistricting Maps: Politicized or Payback?

The first North Carolina legislative and congressional redistricting maps drawn by Republicans since Reconstruction have passed the General Assembly, and they have been greeted with caterwauling from Democrats claiming they give an unfair advantage to their opponents. The media has largely allowed Democrats to articulate these complaints without mentioning their…

 

My Opportunity for Voter Fraud

The hot voter ID button seems to only be getting hotter these days.  Many arguments have been floating around as to why or why not HB 351, “Restore Confidence in Government,” should be passed.  I would like to share a slightly different perspective on the issue. In the 2008 General…

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