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Voting Rights Act At 50: Here's Where It's Getting Harder To Vote
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Voting Rights Act, 50 years, voting rights, discrimination, racism, politics, government, elections, dishonesty, corruption, republicans, news, ethics, abuse, North Carolina, constitution )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - vocativ.com
The court battle playing out in North Carolina over a series of new voting restrictions is likely to set the tone for other states across the country. The drama also underscores how much voting rights in some states have eroded in the past few years.
KKK Plans SC Statehouse Rally, Says Dylann Roof 'Was Heading in the Right Direction'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, KKK, North Carolina, South Carolina, ethics, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, government, news, politics, crime, freedoms )

Carrie
- 64 days ago - rawstory.com
A North Carolina-based Ku Klux Klan group announced plans to hold a rally in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on July 18. "This is our state, and they are not welcome," Gov. Nikki Haley said in a statement.
Supreme Court Sends Redistricting Ruling Back To North Carolina
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, North Carolina, government, elections, racism, ethics, politics, Americans, good news, republicans, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 135 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Supreme Court threw out a ruling from last year that upheld Republican drawn congressional and state legislative districts on Monday, ordering North Carolina's highest court to reconsider its decision that state legislators didn't rely too ...
Tell The Justice Department To Investigate The Koch Brothers - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Koch Brother, voting fraud, misleading voters, North Carolina, Wisconsin, register to vote, felony )

Dandelion
- 160 days ago - dailykos.com
The Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity has mailed thousands fraudulent voter registration forms to North Carolina voters. The Koch brothers sent similar faulty mailers in Wisconsin in 2011. Deliberately misleading voters on how to register is a felony.
GOP Official Resigns After Saying Purpose Of Voter ID Is To Suppress Votes Of Democrats, âEUR~Lazy BlacksâEUR(TM)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, voter suppression, injustice, racism, Republicans, GOP )

Freya
- 212 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Until Thursday, Don Yelton was a precinct chair in the Buncombe County, North Carolina Republican Party. That ended after a Daily Show interview riddled with racism and candid admissions about the purpose of a voter suppression bill.
Same Day Registration Blocked By Court in North Carolina
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting, north carolina )

Ashley
- 328 days ago - dailykos.com
Same day voter registration was blocked in North Carolina. Why is it that so many Republicans in leadership positions, want to make it harder to vote? Is it because higher turnout favors Democrats? Yes, this has Tillis's fingerprints all over it.
'American Idol' Made Clay Aiken a Star. But He Knows It Won't Make Him a Congressman (TEXT and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, American Idol, Clay Aiken, North Carolina, democrats, elections, freedoms, government, politics, candidates )

Carrie
- 347 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Aiken won 12 million votes on "American Idol." Now he's trying to get the tiniest fraction of that number to represent the second district of North Carolina. It may prove to be just as tough as beating Ruben Studdard on the talent show.
Economic Justice: How NC Progressives Are Fighting Back Against the Tea Party (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, Americans, 'Moral Mondays' Movement, Tea Party, government, ethics, politics, candidates, news )

Carrie
- 368 days ago - rawstory.com
As William Barber prepared to spread a message of hope and democracy through a week of actions Aug. 22-28 in Raleigh and other Southern state capitals, he talked with me about North Carolina's free-market ideology and how it has already affected the...
North Carolina's Republicans Vs the 26th Amendment
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: north carolina )

Ashley
- 419 days ago - nytimes.com
N.C. is being sued for potentially violating the 26th Amendment. Dems have the edge with young voters. The G.O.P. passes voter ID laws, that don't accept college ids. And, they would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!
NC GOP Senate Candidate: Blacks, Hispanics Overtaking 'Traditional Population' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, candidates, elections, ethics, North Carolina, racism, bigotry, government, politics )

Carrie
- 442 days ago - rawstory.com
Republican U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina Thom Tillis complained in 2012 that the "traditional" population in his state was not growing, unlike African-American and Hispanic populations.
13 Things You Won't Believe The Man Who Could Be North Carolina's Next Senator Said (TEXT and VIDEOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, Greg Brannon, republicans, propaganda, lies, ethics, elections, candidates, politics, dishonesty, government )

Carrie
- 498 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Greg Brannon is a doctor & former tea party activist running for Senate in North Carolina. Brannon, who is most likely headed for a Republican Senate primary run with North Carolina state House Speaker Thom Tillis, led incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.
North Carolina A Battleground State - What Does It Have to Do With You. Plenty.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, radical takeover, right wing government, battleground State, Moral Monday, citizens, Art Pope, Koch Brothers )

Dandelion
- 603 days ago - billmoyers.com
Now it's North Carolina that is redefining the term "battleground state." On one side: a right-wing government enacting laws that are changing the face of the state. On the other: citizen protesters who are fighting back against a radical takeover.
12-Year-Old 'Suffragette' Fires Back at NC Gov. for Voter Suppression: 'I Am Not a Prop!' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voter suppression, America's youth, Madison Kemrey, North Carolina, Gov. Pat McCrorygovernment, republicans, elections, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 673 days ago - rawstory.com
Madison Kimrey gained attention for protesting outside the Governor's Executive Mansion in opposition to the sweeping new law that requires a government ID to vote, cuts the number of early voting days and takes away the right of pre-registration for 16..
Holder: Restrictive North Carolina Voting Law 'An Intentional Attempt to Break a System That Was Working' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, North Carolina, racism, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, elections, freedoms, government, news )

Carrie
- 702 days ago - rawstory.com
These regulations have been harshly criticized by many in North Carolina. "It is an outright attempt to manipulate voting and the result of voting through suppressing the African-American and the votes of others that expand the electorate in ways not...
North Carolina Governor Signs Worst Voter Suppression Law in the Country ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: North Carolina, McCrory, elections, voters, government, ethics, constitution, politics, voting rights )

Nancy
- 750 days ago - democraticgovernors.org
North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory just signed a voter suppression bill that eliminates same-day registration, ends pre-registration for 16- and 17-year-olds, eliminates one week of early voting, prevents counties from extending voting hours due to long...
 

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