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Billboards About Sen. Ralph Hise Investigation Blocked

As the General Assembly considers major legislation (HB-581) to cut back regulation of the billboard industry, a nonprofit organization is criticizing two of the state’s largest billboard companies for “political favoritism and censorship.” Democracy North Carolina, a voting rights and campaign finance watchdog group, has been trying to post Both Lamar Outdoor Advertising and [...]

By | 2017-06-16T15:41:04+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Home Slider, Media Feed & Press Releases, Pay to Play|0 Comments

TAKE ACTION: North Carolina Grabs Back

Like Russian efforts to hack U.S. elections, the North Carolina legislature’s attacks on our state’s democracy have been broad and brazen. The Rev. William J. Barber II, taking his moral movement beyond N.C., reminded us last week on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” that our state’s racist election tampering was more of a threat [...]

By | 2017-06-15T12:04:21+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Home Slider|0 Comments

Democracy NC Responds to SCOTUS Decision in in Covington Redistricting Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request by North Carolina lawmakers to review a case that struck down 2011 state legislative districts drawn as illegal racial gerrymanders. The Court also sent the case back to the lower court to determine whether elections should be held in 2017 as initially ordered. Voting rights group [...]

Democracy NC Responds to Supreme Court Remand of Racial Gerrymandering Case

DURHAM, N.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday to remand a racial gerrymandering case back to the N.C. Supreme Court per last week's Cooper v. Harris decision. Dickson v. Rucho is one of two racial gerrymandering cases that were left pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. Justices last week decided Cooper v. Harris,  affirming a lower court ruling finding North [...]

ACT NOW: Time to Hold Senator Ralph Hise Accountable

The chair of the NC Senate Select Committee on Elections has failed to provide answers to serious charges about the misuse of his campaign money. We need to hold him accountable — and the State Board of Elections needs to use its authority to inspect the bank records of the campaign. Here’s the background: - [...]

By | 2017-05-13T17:54:33+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Home Slider, Link-of-the-Day, Money in Politics|0 Comments

Report: Senate Elections Committee Chair Violates Disclosure Law

Senate Elections Committee Chair Violates Disclosure Law, Is Suspected of Excess Payments to Himself A voting rights group today is calling on State Sen. Ralph Hise, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Elections, to recuse himself from any further involvement with restructuring the State Board of Elections because he faces charges of violating campaign disclosure [...]

New Poll Supports Voters’ Call for Redistricting Reform

Trump Supporters, Black Voters Agree: District Maps are Rigged What’s one thing that Donald Trump supporters and African Americans in North Carolina agree on? By large majorities, according to a new poll, they think the way state legislators draw their political districts is unfair and too influenced by partisan politics. The poll, commissioned by the [...]

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 [...]