NC voting http://wfae.org en Federal Judge Set To Decide If NC Voting Changes Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm' In November http://wfae.org/post/federal-judge-set-decide-if-nc-voting-changes-will-cause-irreparable-harm-november <p>A federal judge will decide within the next month or two whether to put some parts of North Carolina's sweeping election law on hold. All week in Winston-Salem, the U.S. Justice Department, the NAACP, and other groups tried to convince Judge Thom Schroeder that the changes would deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. WFAE's Michael Tomsic covered the hearings in Winston-Salem, which wrapped up Thursday.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:54:47 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54711 at http://wfae.org Federal Judge Set To Decide If NC Voting Changes Will Cause 'Irreparable Harm' In November From Allegations Of Discrimination To A 25-Minute Math Class: Court Hearing On NC Voting Law http://wfae.org/post/allegations-discrimination-25-minute-math-class-court-hearing-nc-voting-law <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawyers for the U.S. Justice Department will be back in a federal courtroom in Winston-Salem this morning to continue making their case that North Carolina's sweeping election overhaul is discriminatory. The hearings that began Monday morning have included personal stories of voting challenges, allegations of voter fraud, and even a 25-minute math exercise. </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Michael </span>Tomsic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been in Winston-Salem covering the hearings.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:28:41 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54529 at http://wfae.org From Allegations Of Discrimination To A 25-Minute Math Class: Court Hearing On NC Voting Law Report Shows Voters In Different States, But Is It Fraud? http://wfae.org/post/report-shows-voters-different-states-it-fraud <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina State Board of Elections presented to lawmakers Wednesday evidence of some voters potentially casting ballots in North Carolina and another state. But the board emphasized that doesn't mean voting fraud occurred.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:50:43 +0000 Michael Tomsic 48265 at http://wfae.org Report Shows Voters In Different States, But Is It Fraud? How 'Legislative Immunity' Fits Into NC Voting Lawsuits http://wfae.org/post/how-legislative-immunity-fits-nc-voting-lawsuits <p>Last week a federal judge ruled that some North Carolina lawmakers will have to release emails they exchanged with lobbyists as they were working on the state's sweeping new election law. The judge's order addresses a key question in the lawsuits brought by the U.S. Justice Department and others against the state: How far does the concept of legislative immunity go?</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:12:22 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Mark Rumsey 48130 at http://wfae.org How 'Legislative Immunity' Fits Into NC Voting Lawsuits Many Counties Seek Exemption From NC Early Voting Requirements http://wfae.org/post/many-counties-seek-exemption-nc-early-voting-requirements <p>More than a third of North Carolina's counties are asking for an exemption from part of the sweeping election overhaul the General Assembly passed last year. Those exemptions would allow counties to cut early voting periods beyond what the new law already does.</p><p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:39:29 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45790 at http://wfae.org Many Counties Seek Exemption From NC Early Voting Requirements NC Leaders Have To File Court Response To Voting Lawsuits Monday http://wfae.org/post/nc-leaders-have-file-court-response-voting-lawsuits-monday <p>North Carolina leaders have to lay out some of their arguments Monday for how they'll defend the state's sweeping new voting law from court challenges. Monday is the deadline for the state to file a response to lawsuits brought by the North Carolina NAACP and ACLU.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:47:35 +0000 Michael Tomsic 37632 at http://wfae.org NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit http://wfae.org/post/ncs-voting-changes-especially-troubling-holder-says-announcing-lawsuit <p>The federal government is suing North Carolina over its sweeping new voting law. The Justice Department announced Monday it&#39;ll challenge at least four parts of the law that it says will restrict minorities&#39; right to vote.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:21:21 +0000 Michael Tomsic 36368 at http://wfae.org NC's Voting Changes 'Especially Troubling,' Holder Says In Announcing Lawsuit