Elections & Voting

Can a Redistricting Panel Avoid Politics?

Can a Redistricting Panel Avoid Politics?

Kudos to Senate leader Phil Berger for his incisive answer as to whether he would support an independent redistricting commission. According to Gary Robertson of the Associated Press, Berger said: “I have yet to see a so-called independent redistricting commission that is truly independent. … I’m still out there looking…

From the ‘There Is No Voter Fraud in NC’ File

From the ‘There Is No Voter Fraud in NC’ File

The midterm elections saw record turnout and relatively few glitches, but a few things stood out to undermine the liberal claim that “there is no voter fraud in North Carolina.” Here are just a few examples of potential or actual fraud. Famous Felon Votes No voter fraud here? Tell that…

Civitas Poll Shows Tillis Has Slight Edge over Hagan

Civitas Poll Shows Tillis Has Slight Edge over Hagan

The newest Civitas Poll showed state House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican, with a slight edge over Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in voters’ views of the U.S. Senate candidates. When we asked 600 North Carolina registered voters who they’d vote for if the election were today, 40 percent picked Tillis,…

Radical Environmental Groups Violate NC Law, FCC Rules

Radical Environmental Groups Violate NC Law, FCC Rules

Two ultraliberal, out-of-state national groups are apparently flouting state law and violating Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules (§ 73.1212) in a campaign attacking legislators who favor bringing energy development and jobs to North Carolina. So far in 2014, more than $2 million has been spent in TV ad buys as…

Bush Overtakes Obama in Favorability Ratings

Bush Overtakes Obama in Favorability Ratings

A new Civitas Flash Poll shows that likely NC voters view former President George W. Bush more favorably than President Obama. The same poll also shows that Sen. Kay Hagan leads state House Speaker Thom Tillis in their race for the U.S. Senate, though the margin is razor-thin when the…

Soros-Backed Group Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Election Reform

Soros-Backed Group Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Election Reform

The Advancement Project, in a press release dated August 21, announced that the North Carolina NAACP was appealing U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder’s decision earlier this month to deny a preliminary injunction to block certain provisions of VIVA in the November 2014 election. VIVA, the Voter Identification Verification Act…

Did Shorter Early-Voting Hours Result in Long Voting Lines?

Did Shorter Early-Voting Hours Result in Long Voting Lines?

The State Board of Elections will meet this Thursday at 1 p.m. The SBOE is meeting to appoint new county board of elections members. They will also determine whether the local boards that are seeking to modify their early voting hours for the November election have met with the approval…

Blueprint NC’s Role in VIVA Lawsuit

Blueprint NC’s Role in VIVA Lawsuit

A parade of witnesses came to testify against North Carolina’s new voting reforms – but a look at their backgrounds shows they all have ties to the radical liberal network of groups known as Blueprint NC and/or have strong ties to the Democratic Party. U.S. District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder…

New Civitas Poll: Tillis Rebounds Against Hagan

New Civitas Poll: Tillis Rebounds Against Hagan

The latest Civitas Institute Poll shows that House Speaker Thom Tillis has edged back into the lead in a head-to-head matchup with Sen. Kay Hagan in the U.S. Senate race. When voters were asked about only those two candidates, Tillis, a Republican, was the choice of 45 percent of registered…

Drivers Test? Democracy NC Flunks

Drivers Test? Democracy NC Flunks

A recent blog post published by a liberal organization outlines the experiences of two students who sought to acquire free state-issued voter photo IDs from the NC DMV. Alyssa Davis and Evelyn Bradley, both of whom are summer interns for Democracy NC, attend North Carolina colleges as out-of-state students –…

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