Andy Jackson

Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity | John Locke Foundation

Posts by Andy Jackson (page 1)

  • North Carolina’s voter ID law on trial

    The trial phase of Holmes v. Moore, a lawsuit over North Carolina’s voter ID law, began in Raleigh today. It is expected to last about two weeks. North Carolina’s voter ID law allows for a wide variety of photo IDs to be…
    Andy Jackson, April 12, 2021
  • On signs, state elections board confuses size with function

    What is a billboard? If you said something along the lines of large commercial signs for which businesses or groups pay to place advertisements, you would be wrong, at least in the eyes of the North Carolina State Board of Elections (SBE). The SBE has a small item tucked away…
    Andy Jackson, April 9, 2021
  • Biden’s misleading “Jim Crow” attacks on Georgia’s election laws and what they mean for North Carolina

    President Joe Biden attacked the recently passed election reforms in Georgia, calling them “Jim Crow in the 21st Century.” Hans A. von Spakovsky at the Heritage Foundation has countered such rhetoric by, and this might shock some commentators, actually examining what is…
    Andy Jackson, April 7, 2021
  • Poll: Americans support voting integrity

    With election reform bills working their way state legislatures across the country, including a sweeping bill that just became law in Georgia and a much more modest bill in North Carolina, how do voters feel about those reforms? Fortunately, we do not…
    Andy Jackson, March 30, 2021
  • The most important elections bill in the General Assembly this year is not an elections bill

    I wrote last week on Senate Bill 326, which includes several important reforms to North Carolina’s election laws, including: Stoping the privatization of election funding Requiring absentee ballots to be returned by election day Providing funding to help people get voter IDs…
    Andy Jackson, March 29, 2021
  • Reminder: judge found that NC State Board of Elections violated 14th Amendment

    With NC State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell’s appearance before the NC Senate Elections and Redistricting committee yesterday, this is a good time to remember that a federal judge found that she had violated the Equal Protection Clause of…
    Andy Jackson, March 24, 2021
  • Elaine Marshall: crime fighter & biscuit maker

    I inherited an old recipe box from my mom. Not really needing a recipe box (like most folks these days, I go online when I need a recipe), I rifled through it to fish out any family recipes it might contain before throwing the rest away. While doing so, I…
    Andy Jackson, March 22, 2021
  • Madison Cawthorn’s district is not gerrymandered

    Scrolling through #ncpol on Twitter this morning, I came across a tweet about Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara announcing her candidacy for Congress in the 11th District against incumbent Madison Cawthorn. Inevitably, someone posted what I see almost every time a…
    Andy Jackson, March 3, 2021