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I know we're supposed to be concerned that Russian operatives took actions in North Carolina when they tried to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. An indictment brought by special prosecutor Robert Mueller says the Russians instigated protests in Charlotte and posted falsehoods on social media to ...
In the 2016 presidential election, women took to the ballot box early (and often) in eligible states such as North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. ... To honor the legacy of the bold women of Seneca Falls, join me in fighting for early voting and automatic voter registration in New York this legislative session.

Gov. Roy Cooper wants to take politics out of the redistricting process, but he also thinks he should control elections administration in North Carolina. Legislative Republicans, meanwhile, want to take partisanship out of the elections board, but they're determined to keep it in the process of drawing ...
Competition in North Carolina legislative, Congress races. March 01, 2018 - 6:28 am. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) When the filing deadline to run for North Carolina's congressional and legislative seats arrived Wednesday, Democrats made good on their plans to compete in every corner of ... In-person early voting begins April 19.
Roy Cooper won a big legal decision over Republican legislative leaders last month when the N.C. Supreme Court sided with him in his lawsuit seeking to nullify ... North Carolina state elections and ethics workers make sure that candidates can file and elections run smoothly, investigate campaign finance ...
Legislation in Indiana calls for shrinking the early voting period and a Utah bill would allow election officers to do the same in some situations. ... moved on to heavily Democratic counties in key swing states, like Florida's Broward County, North Carolina's Wake County and the city of Alexandria in Virginia.

It's one of many policies that are “creating a climate of discrimination,” Lieberman said, in the same vein as restrictive voter ID laws, the slashing of early voting in states like Florida and North Carolina, and the consolidation of polling places, all of which adversely affect communities of color. Local officials ...
Other policies can impede the democratic process, like voter ID and early voting laws that discourage voters and shorten participation windows. Some research has shown that public ... North Carolina and Tucson saw similar conflicts over LGBT protections and gun regulations. While this back-and-forth is ...
RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper wants to take politics out of the redistricting process, but he also thinks he should control elections administration in North Carolina. Legislative Republicans, meanwhile, want to take partisanship out of the elections board, but they're determined to keep it in the process of ...
Shortly after that decision was handed down, North Carolina's “monster” voting law was passed, which enacted a voter identification requirement and eliminated several processes, including valid out-of-precinct voting and same-day registration during early voting period. Vanita Gupta, President and Chief ...
Raleigh, N.C. — The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was in Raleigh on Friday to look at access to voting for minorities, saying North Carolina could ... In recent years, courts have struck down North Carolina laws requiring photo identification to vote, limiting early voting and redrawing congressional and ...
Pat McCrory, the body authorized a dramatic rollback of early voting and a reduction in polling places, particularly in minority-heavy communities. ... The North Carolina constitution contains an unusually robust separation-of-powers clause, requiring the legislative, executive, and judicial branches to be ...
Since the 2010 elections, 23 states have adopted new voting restrictions, such as ID laws, cutting early voting, adding new barriers to voter registration, ... the last round of redistricting, like Texas, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, also passed some of the most oppressive voter-ID laws," says Holder.
Mississippi has its own history of rogue elected officials requesting ballots on behalf of other people under the law currently in place. ... A 2016 Atlantic Magazine analysis of how North Carolina's decision to cut the number of early voting days affected voter turnout found that voters of both political parties, ...
It says something that in North Carolina, where election law changes were struck down by the courts for violating the Voting Rights Act, independents are allowed to participate in primary elections. The North Carolina law also would have reduced early voting from 17 days to 10. This was rightly criticized as ...
In North Carolina the results could be magnified by early voting, which is unavailable in Virginia, and by the unpopularity of the General Assembly. ... but he told The News & Observer he thinks the Democratic surge will be concentrated in urban counties where Democrats already hold legislative seats.
That ruling prompted North Carolina's gerrymander-created red majority to pass a series of laws to undermine Democratic chances of winning elections. The Legislature quickly repealed Election Day voter registration. It imposed stricter voter ID laws to get a ballot at polling places. It ended early voting on ...

The legislature passed a set of voting laws, including reductions in early voting and a requirement to show photo ID to vote, but that law was largely struck down by a federal court in 2016. In June 2017, the Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling striking down state-legislative districts as gerrymandered ...
In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. ... In North Carolina, GOP lawmakers passed a voter ID law in 2013 that caused voter registration to plummet, before it was abolished in court for being racially discriminatory.
GREENSBORO — The special master in North Carolina's racial gerrymandering case disputed claims Friday that his proposal to fix problematic ... Stanford University law professor and redistricting expert Nathaniel Persily said that his strategy for fixing flawed legislative districts in Guilford County and ...
He defended North Carolina's voter-suppression law requiring voters to present government-issued photo IDs in order to vote, and he was in favor of shortening the voting period and ... Seven states have laws making it harder for people to register, and six cut back on early voting days and hours. In 2016 ...
Voters cast ballots during early voting in October 2016 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center. ... Originally filed in May 2015, 31 registered voters from across North Carolina and activist groups successfully challenged the state legislative districts drawn by the Republican-led General Assembly ...
He defended North Carolina's voter suppression law requiring voters to present government-issued photo IDs to vote, and he was in favor of shortening the voting period and eliminating ... Seven states have laws making it more difficult for people to register, and six cut back on early voting days and hours.
In the runup to the 2016 election, early voting by African-American voters was up in a number of southern states but down in North Carolina. Maine consistently posts some of the highest voter turnout levels in the nation. Not coincidentally, the state generally has laws that don't interfere with residents' right ...
North Carolina hasn't had a statewide elections board since June because Gov. Roy Cooper is challenging a law that would change the board's composition to be divided evenly between Republicans and Democrats. Cooper, a Democrat, has gone to court against the GOP-controlled legislature to keep ...
According to North Carolina law, anyone guilty of misdemeanors can still vote. ... North Carolina makes voting fraud a Class I felony. ... The case stems from April 2014, when Youngblood submitted a mail-in ballot for the spring primary, then voted again on the first day of early voting, according to the ...
Republican lawmakers want to control judicial appointments because the courts are rejected their 2011 congressional and legislative redistricting plans and overturned voter laws that required identification and shortened the early voting time period, Brenner said. North Carolina hasn't had appointed ...
The study controls for numerous factors that might otherwise affect an election: how much money was spent on the races; the state's partisan makeup; changes in electoral laws like early voting and day-of registration; and shifts in incentives to vote, like which party controls the state legislature.
The study controls for numerous factors that might otherwise affect an election: how much money was spent on the races; the state's partisan makeup; changes in electoral laws like early voting and day-of registration; and shifts in incentives to vote, like which party controls the state legislature.
The North Carolina State Board of Election on Wednesday said the special election for an unexpired seat on the Winterville City Council cannot be certified and the case is likely headed to Wake County Superior Court. The State ... Four of the 10 people cast ballots during the early voting period, Davis said.
Since June, that's been the reality for the state agency charged with overseeing North Carolina elections. Gov. Roy Cooper is battling legislative leaders in court over a law that changes the composition of the state elections board, which governs the agency. Legislators want the board to have an even ...
Daniel Horowitz, in Fourth Circuit Takes Control of North Carolina, summarizes the way this unelected body has destroyed the state's right to self-determination. He writes: "They have mandated transgenderism, blocked every voter integrity law, required very specific times and amounts of early voting, ...
Be sure to check out today's lead editorial in the Charlotte Observer. In “The startling hypocrisy of N.C. Republicans,” the paper highlights the utter absurdity of state Republican claims that the latest North Carolina legislative maps drawn by federal court special master Nathan Persily amount to “race-based ...
“We believe that our original maps that we passed in 2011 and our current maps that we passed (in August) following this mandate fully comply with the law,” he told the Moore County Republican Men's Club during its monthly luncheon at the Country Club of North Carolina. “The new maps we adopted ...
Before enacting our state's 2013 voter ID law, Republicans requested and received data on the use, by race, of several voting practices. They learned, for example, that blacks disproportionately lacked photo IDs issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and that blacks used early voting – especially the ...
But his draft plan for a new legislative district map for North Carolina ... rules (Voter ID, cutting early voting days) or their greedy district lines.
As North Carolina awaits a ruling, the State BOE's term expired and the ... using paper ballots for early voting in next year's primary and Forsyth BOE ... The legislation would be drafted by State BOE staff and the NCACC will ...
North Carolina passed a 2013 law that limited voting options on which the ... including same-day voting, early voting and out-of-precinct voting.
... tier bordering North Carolina, are seeing little population growth, and in .... a surge in early voting participation compared to the governor's race ... of the Affordable Care Act after Republicans failed to repeal the law this year.
Republican candidate Kenny Smith disappointed in early voting results for ... The North Carolina Values Coalition sought to tie Lyles to Roberts and the ... will be talking about jobs, housing and trust with law enforcement.
Voting rights activists, who have long dismissed voter ID laws as .... Officials in Mississippi, Virginia, and North Carolina made similar moves. ... An election official checks a voter's photo ID at an early voting polling site in ...
Marion County that upheld Indiana's voter ID law and GOP election .... stricter voter ID laws, seven made registration more difficult, six cut early-voting ... laws enacted by Republicans in Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, North ...
Judge denies North Carolina's request to drop election software from ... VR Systems persuaded an administrative law judge last Friday to side ...
... cesspools such as Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina. ... The state budget is drawn up by the governor and the legislative ... of New York's repressive voting laws, which forbid early voting, same-day or ...
Marion County that upheld Indiana's voter ID law and GOP election .... stricter voter ID laws, seven made registration more difficult, six cut early-voting ... laws enacted by Republicans in Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, North ...
And early voting, popular in African-American communities, was severely reduced. ... And although the court blocked the legislation from taking effect, ... But North Carolina progressive activists refused to succumb and won ...
SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Clerk's office has added office hours to dispense applications for early voting in advance of the ...
He's commented on court decisions involving North Carolina cases – as ... he helped craft recommendations that included expanding early voting and ... North Carolinians most when the next legislative maps are drawn.
The law that merged the state elections board and ethics ... selects who sits on local election boards in all of North Carolina's 100 counties. ... new law would have four members, set hours for early voting and other initiatives.
They have mandated transgenderism, blocked every voter integrity law, required very specific times and amounts of early voting, criminalized ...


 

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