Democracy

Republicans in NCGA hoping right-wing state Supreme Court will throw out decisions on redistricting, voter ID

By Patrick Zarcone / January 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Republicans in NCGA hoping right-wing state Supreme Court will throw out decisions on redistricting, voter ID

Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly have requested that the newly-conservative state Supreme Court throw out last year’s decision on redistricting and voter ID.

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On first day back in legislature, NCGOP shows priority is sowing chaos, not governing

By Patrick Zarcone / January 13, 2023 / Comments Off on On first day back in legislature, NCGOP shows priority is sowing chaos, not governing

House Speaker Tim Moore held a vote on new rules for the chamber which would allow him to call for a vote on any of Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes without providing any notice.

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NC Chief Justice Paul Newby assigns former classmate to oversee Leandro school funding case

By Patrick Zarcone / January 13, 2023 / Comments Off on NC Chief Justice Paul Newby assigns former classmate to oversee Leandro school funding case

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby has once again let partisanship and personal relationships determine who gets assigned to cases.

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What to expect in the NC General Assembly in 2023

By Patrick Zarcone / January 6, 2023 / Comments Off on What to expect in the NC General Assembly in 2023

Though there will be tough battles over a variety of issues championed by right-wing Republicans, there’s also the chance for progress to be made on some legislation that previously stalled.

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US Supreme Court hears arguments in NC elections case that could change elections, voting forever

By Patrick Zarcone / December 8, 2022 / Comments Off on US Supreme Court hears arguments in NC elections case that could change elections, voting forever

Depending on the ruling, Moore v. Harper could be the beginning of the end of democracy in the United States.

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North Carolina election workers should be thanked, not intimidated and threatened

By Patrick Zarcone / December 1, 2022 / Comments Off on North Carolina election workers should be thanked, not intimidated and threatened

Instead of being harassed, accused of trying to alter votes, threatened or intimidated, Americans should thank their local election workers for their hard work in making sure every vote is counted.

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Gov. Roy Cooper keeps his veto power; abortion remains safe – but not secure – in North Carolina

By Patrick Zarcone / November 17, 2022 / Comments Off on Gov. Roy Cooper keeps his veto power; abortion remains safe – but not secure – in North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto power remains intact, but just barely, after Republicans failed to get a supermajority in the state House.

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Countdown To Election Day – Let’s Get Out The Vote!

By Patrick Zarcone / November 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Countdown To Election Day – Let’s Get Out The Vote!

This year’s election will have massive impacts both in North Carolina and across the nation. Here in the Tar Heel State, voters will have some very important decisions to make ranging from the hyperlocal to the federal level.

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North Carolinians could send as many as 10 seditionists to Washington in this November’s midterms

By Patrick Zarcone / October 27, 2022 / Comments Off on North Carolinians could send as many as 10 seditionists to Washington in this November’s midterms

There’s a ton at stake in the upcoming midterm elections but the most important issue isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Americans’ rights – such as reproductive, voting and LGBTQ+ – are all at risk this November. Also at risk? Our democracy. Nearly 300 Republicans who in some way supported the Jan. 6 insurrection and…

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Taking a look at the state of legislative races in NC and what they mean for our state’s future

By Patrick Zarcone / October 21, 2022 / Comments Off on Taking a look at the state of legislative races in NC and what they mean for our state’s future

North Carolina voters have a chance this fall to choose the destiny of our state – vote to get enough Democrats elected to prevent Republican supermajorities in the General Assembly or give right-wing idealogues full control.

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