Elections (page 4)

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    Republicans on pace to overtake Democrats in North Carolina in 2026

    Much has been made of the rise of the unaffiliated voter in North Carolina. Based on what I have seen on the John Locke Foundation’s Voter Registration Changes webpage, I project that unaffiliated voters will likely surpass Democrats to become the largest…
    Andy Jackson, August 30, 2021
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    Virginia Democrat Buries His ‘Equity’ Agenda

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon writes about an interesting shift from Virginia’s Democratic candidate for governor. Virginia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe quietly removed race-focused language from his campaign website’s education page as voters pushed back on “equity initiatives” in public schools. McAuliffe has made “equity”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2021
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    Should David Lewis (and other felons on probation or parole) be allowed to vote in 2022?

    NOTE: An earlier version of the post stated that David Lewis not voting in the 2020 general election was “likely voluntary.” The North Carolina Constitution bans voting once a person is convicted, not sentenced, however. Two events juxtaposed this week raise an interesting question. First, a federal court…
    Andy Jackson, August 20, 2021
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    Democrats on Capitol Hill Push New Voting Measure

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest voting legislation from congressional Democrats. House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping election bill that would reestablish provisions of the Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court has already struck down in an effort to advance voting reforms that…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2021
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    Redistricting Hearings Coming Soon to a Town Near You… Maybe

    The North Carolina House Redistricting and Senate Redistricting and Elections committees met jointly yesterday to begin discussing where and when they will hold public hearings to collect public input on redistricting. The meeting, chaired by Sen. Ralph Hise…
    Andy Jackson, August 19, 2021
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    WATCH: Who’s Up? Who’s Down? Analyzing New Civitas Poll Results

    Here’s the headline from the August Civitas Poll: North Carolina Voters Sour On Biden and Cooper Click below to watch Locke President Donald Bryson and Locke Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai discuss the poll results.
    Donna Martinez, August 19, 2021
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    North Carolina Voters Sour On Biden and Cooper

    Civitas Poll also reveals good news for GOP ahead of 2022 election RALEIGH — The August Civitas Poll reveals that a majority of likely North Carolina voters disapprove of President Joe Biden’s performance in office. Disapproval sits at 53%, up five points from June. Seven months into his term,…
    Donna Martinez, August 19, 2021
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    North Carolina Redistricting – Common Cause NC

    With General Assembly redistricting committee meetings underway and the U.S. census data finally released, all eyes will be on how the new districts will be drawn. This includes all the previous actors in last decade’s redistricting litigation and advocacy, such as former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting…
    Jim Stirling, August 19, 2021