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Legislators prepare to redraw districts 1 and 12

| February 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker, WRAL, February 12, 2016. Top leaders at the General Assembly are getting ready to redraw the state’s congressional districts next week, even though they are hoping that the U.S. Supreme Court will save them the trouble. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger appointed a committee Friday to hold hearings across the […]

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N.C. Supreme Court ends redistricting lawsuit

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal, February 11, 2016. While North Carolina waits on the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on congressional redistricting, the N.C. Supreme Court has closed its books (for now) on legislative and congressional redistricting. According to North Carolina’s Republican legislative leaders, the N.C. Supreme Court denied a motion by plaintiffs to rehear […]

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Special session to redraw congressional districts may be called

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

by WNCN, published on, February 9, 2016. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) said Monday that Feb. 15 is the likely date for a special session, if one is called, to redraw Congressional districts in the state. Later Monday afternoon, the state filed an emergency petition seeking an emergency stay. A panel of […]

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NC Redistricting case heads to U.S. Supreme Court

| February 10, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Mark Binker and Tyler Dukes, WRAL, February 9, 2016. A trio of federal judges on Tuesday refused to delay their order that North Carolina redraw its congressional districts map before holding elections for the state’s 13 U.S. House members. That rejection was quickly appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court by state election officials. The […]

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NC Lawmakers request emergency stay of redistricting ruling

| February 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Jon Camp and Joel Brown,, February 8, 2016. North Carolina is faced with a federal order to hold a special legislative session to redraw its Congressional lines by Feb. 19. And if the state is unable, it can’t hold any of its Congressional races. North Carolina’s 1st Congressional District. (image courtesy U.S. Department of […]

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Federal court strikes down NC congressional district maps

| February 6, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Matthew Burns, WRAL, February 5, 2016. Three federal judges on Friday threw out the congressional voting maps the Republican-led General Assembly drew five years ago, ruling that two districts were gerrymandered along racial lines. The ruling throws the March 15 primary into chaos, as the judges ordered state lawmakers to redraw the maps within two […]

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Elections take shape with fundraising numbers

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published on, February 4, 2016. North Carolina’s March 15 primary and the November general election are taking shape as candidates and party committees disclosed financial reports over the past week as state and federal filing deadlines came and went. Here is a glance at financial reports in the state’s […]

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Controversial voter ID law goes on trial, nation watches

| January 25, 2016 | 1 Comment

by Michael Hewlett, Winston-Salem Journal, January 23, 2016. Rosanell Eaton, 94, has been a registered voter for more than 70 years. As a black woman growing up in the Jim Crow South, she had to read the preamble of the U.S. Constitution in order to register to vote. Last year, she was forced to make […]

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What you need to know about voting in the March 15 Primary Election

| January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, January 20, 2016. The first votes in North Carolina’s March 15 primary will be cast later this month, just as a lawsuit hoping to derail some of the state’s new voting rules heads back to federal court. Voters this year will encounter new photo identification rules for the first time, although […]

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NC approves 27 candidates for presidential primary ballot

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

by Mark Binker, WRAL, January 6, 2016. The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Tuesday formally set the ballots Republican, Democratic and Libertarian voters will see during the March 15 primary. Four Democrats will appear on the ballot, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland […]

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