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    General Assembly Should Appropriate Election Security Funds

    A Republican election official and a Democratic election official have asked the General Assembly to release election security funds that Congress has already appropriated for North Carolina (Charlotte Observer): Fortunately, federal funds under the bipartisan 2020 Help America Vote Act (HAVA)…
    Andy Jackson, September 10, 2021
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    Four More Years?

    The honeymoon is over for Joe Biden. The man who ran as the unifier, the man with character, the nice guy who wouldn’t send out mean tweets, the foreign-policy expert who would restore America’s place in the world, has been revealed as the hard-hearted president who left Americans and Afghan…
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2021
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    North Carolina Redistricting: Democracy North Carolina

    While the budget negations between the North Carolina House and Senate may still be ongoing, the redistricting process continues to be on the minds both of election activists and the media. With such state and even national interest in North Carolina’s redistricting process, the Civitas Center for Public Integrity is…
    Jim Stirling, September 3, 2021
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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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    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 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
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    IN BOX: Stacey Abrams, Dem Groups Attack Free Mobile ID Service As “Anti-Voter and Anti-Democratic”

    Sen. Leader Phil Berger’s office issued the following press release at midday Wednesday. INSANITY: Stacey Abrams, Dem Groups Attack Free Mobile ID Service As “Anti-Voter and Anti-Democratic” Proposed NC budget allocates $5 million for a van to drive to people’s homes to give…
    Donna Martinez, August 11, 2021
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    Buyers’ Remorse: Americans Sour On Biden

    I’ve written previously about Gallup polling data and analysis that shows President Biden is losing the support of the American people. Here are my thoughts on the data from about two weeks ago, followed by a key paragraph excerpted from Gallup: If you’re the president, you’re likely most…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2021