judicial elections

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    Republicans Make Surprising Strides in NC Judicial Races

    Election season this year has been like no other. Americans are still raising questions about the presidential race, and control of the US Senate hangs in the balance of one state, Georgia, as it goes into a runoff this year. North Carolinians are facing an additional election anomaly in the…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2020
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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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    Party labels for judicial candidates? You betcha!

    In a new study available from the Social Science Research Network, Appalachian State professor Craig M. Burnett and University of Houston professor Lydia Tiede put “nonpartisan” judicial elections to the test.  In “Enhancing Voter Choice in Judicial Elections,” Burnett and Tiede used experimental survey data from nonpartisan elections…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2012
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    No More Elections for Appellate Judges?

    The North Carolina Bar Association has been floating a plan (apparently codified in SB 458) that would no longer allow North Carolinians to vote for appellate court judges. As the Winston-Salem Journal explains, the legislature may move in September to change the judicial elections process. The common complaint…
    Daren Bakst, September 8, 2011