election law (page 4)

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    Progressive group plans to hit county election boards with “administrative advocacy”

    Democracy NC is a progressive organization that is a charter member of Blueprint NC that produced the 2013 strategy memo that advocated attacking the new Pat McCrory administration with a goal to “eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.” Seeing…
    Andy Jackson, February 10, 2021
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    What is HR 1 and why is Speaker Pelosi pushing it?

    You’ve heard about it, but do you really know what HR 1 — the For the People Act — is all about? Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, gives us a succinct explainer on the U.S. House’s plan for inserting the federal government into state election rules.
    Donna Martinez, February 1, 2021
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    2020 Election Ripe With Confusion & Contradictory Election Rules

    This year’s election cycle has been like no other. Polling places are socially distanced, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots have been submitted, and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed. One constant fixture of the 2020 elections in North Carolina has been frequent so-called “numbered memos” from the state Board…
    Brenee Goforth, November 3, 2020
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    Election Confusion: Changing the Rules Midway

    North Carolina is in the middle of an election that has been characterized by fear and confusion. One major source of the confusion for voters is guidance given by the state Board of Elections after voting had already begun which changed rules for absentee ballots. This guidance was the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2020
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    Heritage Foundation Picks Up CJ Story on Mail-In Ballots

    On Thursday, March 26, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak wrote a story about the runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. Havlak writes: The coronavirus is interfering with state elections, and it could make the runoff for the Republican nominee in N.C.’s 11th U.S. Congressional District problematic… The N.C. State…
    Brenee Goforth, March 31, 2020
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    New Poll: 69% Support Requiring Photo I.D. To Vote

    A new poll from Civitas Institute/Survey USA shows overwhelming support by North Carolina voters for requiring a photo I.D. to vote. Carolina Journal reports on the poll, which asked voters’ views on several possible constitutional amendments being considered by the General Assembly. The most controversial proposed amendment,…
    Donna Martinez, June 13, 2018
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    Why Are Some So Upset About Trump Administration Request For Voter Data?

    Rick Henderson discusses N.C. voters’ concerns about state government turning their data over to a new federal commission. Henderson offered these comments during the July 10, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH here.
    Donna Martinez, July 11, 2017
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    Voter suppression? You can’t prove it by this year’s turnout

    People trying to prove that election laws passed by the General Assembly last year amount to minority voter suppression are going to have a hard time with this one: African American voter turnout increased in this year’s general election compared to the latest midterm election in 2010. According to…
    Barry Smith, December 16, 2014