NC voting

Politics
4:29 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Voting Groups Allege NC Violates Federal Registration Law

Several voting rights groups accused Governor Pat McCrory's administration Friday of violating a federal law that requires public assistance agencies to help register voters. The groups are largely the same ones that made similar allegations against Governor Mike Easley's administration about 10 years ago, and then worked with the state to resolve the problems.

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Local News
9:48 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Some NC Voting Changes Back On Hold (For Now)

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Two parts of North Carolina's sweeping election overhaul are now back on hold. But the change likely doesn't mean much because there are no elections between now and the full trial on the overhaul.

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Local News
5:56 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The Fight Over Voter ID In NC Heads To State Court

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A group that's challenging North Carolina's voting overhaul in federal court will take a different argument to state court Friday. The League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs are asking a judge in Raleigh to toss out a photo ID requirement that starts next year.

Alberta Currie has turned out for election after election in North Carolina since the 1950s. But she doesn't have a photo ID and worries she doesn't have the right documents to get one.

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Local News
2:30 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Record NC Turnout In Midterm Would Be Abysmal In Presidential Election

North Carolina had a record-setting turnout this year for a midterm election: 2.9 million people voted.

Here's some context: to find a presidential election where fewer than 3 million people voted in North Carolina, you have to go back to 1996.

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Local News
4:46 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

In Mecklenburg County And Statewide, Early Voting Turnout Easily Beats Last Midterm

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Early voting turnout increased about 40 percent in Mecklenburg County compared to the last midterm election, according to the county board of elections. That's despite seven fewer days of early voting as a result of the state's sweeping election overhaul.

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Local News
3:28 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

NC Early Voting Turnout On Pace To Beat 2010 Despite Fewer Days

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Turnout for early voting in North Carolina is on pace to exceed totals from the last midterm election even though the early voting period is seven days shorter.

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Local News
8:19 am
Thu October 9, 2014

US Supreme Court Rules NC Can Use Voting Changes This November

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that North Carolina can move forward with voting restrictions this November. The court is effectively nullifying an appeals court ruling last week that said parts of North Carolina's election overhaul would cause African-Americans irreparable harm this November. It's the latest step – but not the last – in lawsuits against the overhaul Republicans passed last year.

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Politics
8:45 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Who's Spending The Most For Your Vote? Tracking NC Senate Race

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The 2014 midterm elections are now just 31 days away. But those 31 days are valuable to candidates and independent groups vying, or some say trying to buy, your vote. That is especially true in the race for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. 

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NC News
8:56 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Analysis Of Appeals Court Putting Some NC Voting Changes On Hold

A panel of federal appeals court judges has ordered parts of North Carolina’s voting law changes passed by Republican lawmakers last year, be put on hold for this November’s elections.  The judges, in a 2 to 1 ruling, said implementing the changes this November would cause irreparable harm to African-American voters.  

Joining Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for his perspective on this decision is Catawba College political science professor, Michael Bitzer.


Local News
8:53 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Inside The Case: Why Federal Appeals Court Put Some NC Voting Changes On Hold

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Federal appeals court judges ruled Wednesday the U.S. Justice Department is likely to succeed in its argument that North Carolina's election overhaul will deny or curtail African-Americans' right to vote. The appeals court ordered North Carolina to put some changes on hold this November. WFAE's Michael Tomsic joins us now to explain why.

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