Election 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 NC Voting Law Court Case Continues http://wfae.org/post/nc-voting-law-court-case-continues <p style="text-indent: 0pt; margin-left: 18pt; margin-right: 18pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 16pt;">In Winston-Salem this morning, a federal judge will continue questioning U.S. Justice Department lawyers on whether North Carolina's election overhaul violates the Voting Rights Act. All week, Judge Thom Schroeder has heard the Justice Department try to make that case, along with the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and other groups. They're suing North Carolina, and this week they're trying to convince a judge to put the changes on hold. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:09:01 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54626 at http://wfae.org 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 A Packed Courtroom And A Long Line For Hearing On NC Voting Lawsuits http://wfae.org/post/packed-courtroom-and-long-line-hearing-nc-voting-lawsuits <p>The U.S. Justice Department is arguing before a federal judge in Winston-Salem this week that North Carolina's <a href="http://wfae.org/post/nc-explainer-voting-rights" target="_blank">sweeping election overhaul</a> will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. The Justice Department and civil rights groups are asking the judge to put the changes on hold.</p><p>Reverend Milton Williams was among dozens of people stuck in line outside the courthouse, unable to get into the packed hearing.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:00:28 +0000 Michael Tomsic 54423 at http://wfae.org Because Of Senate Run, Tillis Only State Lawmaker Who Can Take Lobbyist Money http://wfae.org/post/because-senate-run-tillis-only-state-lawmaker-who-can-take-lobbyist-money By now you may have heard Thom </span>Tillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is running for U.S. Senate. With the short legislative session beginning in Raleigh today, he also returns to his political day job, Speaker of the House. This sets up an interesting ethical question.</span></p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:38:31 +0000 Tom Bullock 50911 at http://wfae.org Because Of Senate Run, Tillis Only State Lawmaker Who Can Take Lobbyist Money Adams Wins 12th District Democratic Primary http://wfae.org/post/adams-wins-12th-district-democratic-primary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Representative Alma Adams of Greensboro won her party's nomination for the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">12th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Congressional District seat. She carried 43 percent of the vote, which put her above the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff in the crowded Democratic primary.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The atmosphere was jubilant last night as dozens of supporters waited for Adams to arrive at a Greensboro restaurant.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 09:33:07 +0000 Duncan McFadyen & Tasnim Shamma 50430 at http://wfae.org Adams Wins 12th District Democratic Primary Hagan Vs. Tillis: Let The General Election Commence http://wfae.org/post/hagan-vs-tillis-let-general-election-commence <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 race for North Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat is set. Thom </span>Tillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will take on Kay Hagan this November.&nbsp; </span>Tillis<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> won the Republican primary last night. He garnered 45 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 07:01:53 +0000 Tom Bullock 50431 at http://wfae.org Hagan Vs. Tillis: Let The General Election Commence Jeff Jackson Replaces Clodfelter In The State Senate http://wfae.org/post/jeff-jackson-replaces-clodfelter-state-senate <p>Democratic Party leaders gathered at the Little Rock AME Zion Church in Charlotte on Saturday to elect the newest state senator: Jeff Jackson.</p><p>Jackson will replace Dan Clodfelter, who resigned from his state senate seat on April 8 to become mayor of Charlotte.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 13:40:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50274 at http://wfae.org Jeff Jackson Replaces Clodfelter In The State Senate Watchdog Groups Say WCNC Failed To Follow Political Ad Rules http://wfae.org/post/watchdog-groups-say-wcnc-failed-follow-political-ad-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte’s NBC affiliate has failed to properly disclose information on political ads.&nbsp; This is the claim being made by two national watchdog groups.&nbsp; And they’ve asked the Federal Communications Commission to take action.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:23:21 +0000 Tom Bullock 50179 at http://wfae.org Watchdog Groups Say WCNC Failed To Follow Political Ad Rules Republican Senate Candidates In The Home Stretch For Primary Next Week http://wfae.org/post/republican-senate-candidates-home-stretch-primary-next-week <p>Primary election day is this upcoming Tuesday, May 6<span style="font-size: 11.818181991577148px; line-height: 15.909090995788574px;">,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;so today we discussed it with our political science professor, Michael </span>Bitzer<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Catawba College who also writes for our political blog the <a href="http://wfae.org/topic/party-line">Party Line.</a></span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 14:36:43 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 50090 at http://wfae.org Republican Senate Candidates In The Home Stretch For Primary Next Week