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Democracy NC Responds to Elections Report, Calls for Education

RALEIGH, N.C. — Voting rights organization Democracy North Carolina issued the following statement in response to the N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) release of post-election audits from the 2016 general election. The NCSBE audit entitled Post-Election Audit Report: General Election 2016 includes the agency’s investigations of ineligible votes. Bob Hall, executive director of Democracy North [...]

By | 2017-04-21T15:12:57+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Home Slider|0 Comments

Democracy NC Calls for Criminal Investigation of McCrory Conspiracy Against NC Voters

RALEIGH, N.C. (4/18/2017) – Voting rights group Democracy North Carolina released a report today providing a first, county-by-county look at the human cost of hundreds of false voter fraud allegations leveled by the 2016 reelection campaign of former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. The report entitled The Deceit of Voter Fraud is a product of [...]

Tell Your Reps: Support SB554 and HB714, the Fair Redistricting Study Bills

North Carolina has a long history of lawmakers drawing voting districts in ways that weaken the political power of voters, especially Black voters. Our state desperately needs a new and fair redistricting process to restore faith in our democracy. An innovative new bill filed on March 30 — Senate Bill 554 — would provide just [...]

By | 2017-04-11T13:34:35+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Home Slider, Link-of-the-Day, Take Action Now!|0 Comments

Voters Accused of Fraud Share Stories of Shock & Anger, Push State Elections Board for Changes

Voters in 16 North Carolina counties who were falsely accused of voter fraud by Gov. Pat McCrory’s 2016 reelection campaign are sharing their stories of shock and outrage with the State Board of Elections and calling on the agency to change the process that allowed charges to be filed against them without any evidence of [...]

DATA HIGHLIGHT: Beer Money Buys Protection from Competition

On March 4, 2017, The Charlotte Observer published an unusual story about NC legislative leaders stifling competition, contrary to their call to liberate business from government regulation. Craft brewers in cities across the state want to expand production, but a state law requires them to market their product through established beer distributors if they produce [...]

Democracy NC Applauds Actions By Governor, Attorney General to Protect Voting Rights

Following weeks of calls and emails from constituents, today Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein took steps to withdraw the state’s petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court of State of North Carolina v. North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the state's strict voting law overturned by the [...]

Become a Digital Democracy Defender (#3D)

Democracy NC's Digital Democracy Defenders (or #3D) is our online team that amplifies our most important messages on social media by helping us say it together. Sign up now for updates on how to spread the Democracy North Carolina word where you already are — on social media — and help build a political system [...]

ACT: Sign the Petition to End Illegal Gerrymandering

It's a simple concept: voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around. In an effort to make North Carolina's elections fair, reduce political divides, and stop racial gerrymandering (and the endless litigation that follows), Democracy North Carolina joins our coalition partners to support legislation that establishes an independent commission to create voting districts [...]

REQUEST A SCREENING: “Democracy For Sale”

North Carolina — perhaps more than any other state in the Union — has been transformed by the new and growing tidal wave of political spending. Zach Galifianakis, the comic star of “The Hangover” movies, travels back to his home state to investigate how North Carolina has become a bellwether for how the money of [...]