Author: Susan Myrick

VIVA Ruling May Bring Back Election Chaos

VIVA Ruling May Bring Back Election Chaos

If a federal judge chooses to block any of the key provisions of North Carolina’s new election reform law, any sense of security will be removed from North Carolina's election process once again.

NC’s ‘Steyer’ Wants to Re-educate Conservatives

NC’s ‘Steyer’ Wants to Re-educate Conservatives

The physical resemblance is uncanny, but it’s not the only thing Jay Faison and Tom Steyer have in common. They both are wealthy political environmental activists who have decided they will spend their millions/billions to support the politics of environmentalism and the agenda of Big Solar.

Bad Bill of the Week: Ending Voter ID Before it Began?

Bad Bill of the Week: Ending Voter ID Before it Began?

North Carolina is the first state to lose a voter photo ID case and the Republicans in the state legislature were the deciding factor. Late last week, out of nowhere, Republicans in the state Senate and House passed a bill that effectively gutted North Carolina’s never-implemented voter photo ID legislation.

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…

Bad Bill of the Week: Student ID Bill Would Threaten Reforms

Bad Bill of the Week: Student ID Bill Would Threaten Reforms

Why do liberal legislators want to add to the list of acceptable voter ID’s with what is essentially a duplication of other already accepted forms of IDs?

BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

In part three of our series on the solar power industry, we will look to highlight one of Big Solar’s key channels for spending on political campaigns – and what Big Solar’s success would do to North Carolina.

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Conservatives’ Pushing Big Solar Funded by the Left

SPECIAL REPORT: ‘Conservatives’ Pushing Big Solar Funded by the Left

By Francis De Luca and Susan Myrick PART I What do President Barack Obama and a growing number of Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have in common? The answer – their love of major solar energy companies – Big Solar, for short. As for the President – everyone…

Bad Bill of the Week: Restoring Early Voting Days

Bad Bill of the Week: Restoring Early Voting Days

They say “timing is everything”, but it’s hard to understand the timing behind this week’s “Bad Bill of the Week”; House Bill 239, Restore Early Voting Days. HB 239’s primary sponsors Larry Hall (D-Durham), Marvin Lucas (D-Cumberland), Garland Pierce (D-Hoke) and Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford) are joined by 32 other sponsors –…

Mary Mountcastle and the Reynolds Family Connections

Mary Mountcastle and the Reynolds Family Connections

It can be very difficult to grasp or visualize the vastness of the network of left-wing groups in North Carolina. But one way to start is with the key group on the left – and the family that dominates it. Our research has confirmed that the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has abandoned…

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…

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