Women, Republicans, and Seniors Top the List New data from the State Board of Elections shows that 69% of North Carolina’s 6.9 million registered voters cast ballots in the 2016 presidential election, just 1 percent behind the modern turnout record set in 2008. But an analysis by the voting rights group Democracy North Carolina reveals [...]
“Voting is the foundation stone for political action.” Dr. King said, “This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” You are called to lead in 2016: It’s your time! Get ﬂyers with the election rules to share with others. Help people register and vote. Create a [...]
Click here for a one-page briefing, loaded with data, about the damaging and discriminatory changes to North Carolina’s election rules, prepared by Democracy NC for a press briefing held by the NC NAACP.
Mecklenburg County has seen a net increase of 14,700 Democrats and 26,100 black voters since 2008, but a loss of 13,900 Republicans and 11,800 white voters, after taking into account deaths, moves, and party registration changes. By contrast, next door in Gaston County, Democrats have lost 2,400 members over the past five years while Republicans [...]
WUNC State of Things host Frank Stasio invited Democracy NC and John Locke Foundation to debate the value of North Carolina’s new voter restrictions. It turned into a revealing exchange – listen here (Click on the blue arrow/box a couple of lines below the story's title).
What’s next for selectively reducing turnout in North Carolina? Let’s hope it’s not the voter roll purges that Southern states like Florida and Virginia are now undertaking. With two weeks before a hot gubernatorial election, Virginia is in the midst of a hot debate over whether it’s okay to purge a list of 38,000 voters, [...]
By a unanimous vote, the State Board of Elections wisely decided not to get kicked in the rear by a Superior Court judge. Board members knew state law and federal court cases clearly were on the side of Montravias King’s ability to run for office from his dorm address at Elizabeth City State University. King’s [...]
The Institute for Southern has this new analysis of how Art Pope’s network worked for the adoption of voter suppression legislation – and continues to find new ways to disenfranchise voters, especially those who are aren't as pale or old as Art Pope.
Gov. Pat McCrory today signed the monster, 60-part elections bill into law that will dramatically change North Carolina’s election process, beginning in 2014 and 2016 when its most sweeping provisions come into effect. Our handy factsheet shows how the law restricts and redefines who can vote, where, when and how and, at the same time, [...]
The Senate took a preliminary vote late Wednesday to pass the monster bill that aims to limit voting and expand ways for big money to influence North Carolina elections. This WRAL story gives a rundown of the provisions in the bill (H-589) and the action on the Senate floor. The Senate will take up the [...]