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Victims of the New Election Law Say, “We Learned the Hard Way!”

PRESS ADVISORY PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY Democracy North Carolina is releasing new information about hundreds of voters who tried to vote in the May primary but were denied a chance to participate because of major changes in NC’s election law. The press conference includes the personal stories of a soldier, nurse, disabled senior, student, former felon, […]

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Journey to ID Lessons

In early July, two of our Democracy Summer interns, Alyssa and Bradley, attempted to get a photo ID that would work for voting in 2016. They are both originally from other states – Texas and Georgia, respectively – but have been students in North Carolina for the last 3+ years and neither plan to return […]

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LOD: Pope is No Dope

The Washington Post published a front-page story on Sunday about Art Pope’s unique role as both a powerful inside and outside player in a state’s politics. The writer drew on interviews and material from several groups across the political spectrum, including Democracy NC, for the profile and a clever chart of Pope’s network of influence. The article […]

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LOD: Masked Madness

In another of what has become a pattern of wacko actions, the so-called Voter Integrity Project tried to stage a “fraud-in” at a Raleigh polling place during today’s runoff election. VIP leader Jay Delancy wanted to shoot photos of a group of masked voters to highlight the cheating he believes is committed by poorly identified […]

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LOD: The Burden of Shelby

Despite vigorous opposition from African-American citizens, the Cleveland County Board of Elections voted 2-1 to merge five precincts into two in the city of Shelby (each precinct in North Carolina has one polling place). The two new precincts will be the largest in the county by far, with over 6,600 and 5,700 voters; they eliminate […]

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LOD: New Law=Less Confidence

Volunteers with Democracy NC and other groups conducted a large Exit Survey at the polls in 34 counties during the May primary. An analysis of the 7,000 surveys undermines NC House Speaker Thom Tillis’ justification for passing the Monster Law; he said it was needed to “restore confidence” in elections, but it’s causing just the […]

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