Elections & Voting


Money Monday, Not Moral Monday

Liberal protesters at the General Assembly have been claiming they are acting in the name of morality, but a new Civitas study shows the role played by money – more than $100 million in state funds.


Anatomy of ‘Moral Monday’ Protesters

Recent media reports have suggested that the protesters disrupting the General Assembly at “Moral Mondays” represent a cross-section of North Carolina citizens. We decided to investigate that claim. Using arrest records and other public documents, we investigated who really is involved in these protests. The graphics below detail a few…


Election Complaints Must Be Shared with Public

Imagine that you are in charge of an event of statewide or even national importance. You must interact with thousands of people over the course of months, with the action culminating on one very hectic day. Some of the people taking part will be groggy early in the morning; others…


Guiding the NC Elections Board – to the Left

A Civitas investigation has found how Democracy NC has taken control of public campaign financing.


Cases Show How Easy Vote Fraud Is in NC

Anyone that has brought a challenge before a local board of elections knows that it is not a simple or easy process. In order to challenge a voter in North Carolina, the challenge can only be made if the challenger “knows, suspects or reasonably believes” a person is not “qualified…


The Devil’s in the Details of Senate Bill 666, “Election Law Changes”

Senate Bill 666 “Election Law Changes” may include one or two laudable suggestions (namely the elimination of Same Day Registration), but in trying to reinforce voter registration rules for college students, the legislation stumbles into other problems. Now before the North Carolina General Assembly, SB 666 would prohibit state income…


Civitas President Explains Need for Voter Photo ID

With the General Assembly considering legislation requiring voters to show photo identification to vote, a House panel recently heard from experts on the issue. Among those testifying was Civitas President Francis X. De Luca. Here are his remarks with accompanying charts. Remarks to House Committee on Elections, State Legislative Building,…


Missing Connection: WRAL and Blueprint NC, $1.7 million in support

When reporting on Blueprint NC’s leaked documents, WRAL was all over the story, with one exception: It somehow failed to mention in any of its stories that the owners of the station are deeply entangled with the left-wing group and some of its allies. A strategy memo  from liberal policy…


Elections Bureaucrats Ran Amok

The North Carolina State Board of Elections subverted state law to facilitate online voter registration in North Carolina by the 2012 Barack Obama campaign.


Lobbyist Bob Hall and Gary Bartlett Planned Attack on Republican Legislature

Lobbyist Bob Hall and SBE Director Gary Bartlett conspired on a strategy to boost funding for Bartlett’s agency and attack the Republican legislature.

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