May 16, 2013
CONTACT: Susan Myrick (919) 834-2099 Susan.Myrick@NCCivitas.org
RALEIGH – Supporters of public campaign financing have long claimed that it would never have a partisan slant. But the latest Civitas Institute investigation has found how one liberal activist has taken control of the process in North Carolina.
In “Guiding the NC Elections Board – to the Left,” the latest in a series of articles, we turn our attention to the involvement of liberal activist and lobbyist Bob Hall in public campaign financing.
Civitas elections analyst Susan Myrick illustrates the extent to which the SBOE staff has, for years, surrendered their official duties to Hall, head of the liberal advocacy group Democracy NC. In combing through more than 5,000 emails to and from the SBOE and Hall, it is evident that Hall controlled and directed the North Carolina Public Campaign Fund Program (NCPCF), the vehicle for public campaign financing in the Tar Heel State.
To read the article, “Guiding the NC Elections Board – to the Left,” click here.