Turnout may be tempered in the upcoming election because Hurricane Florence impaired North Carolina’s infrastructure, displaced thousands of voters and distracted from political issues as candidates jockey for favor.
Congressional districts. Constitutional amendments. Ballot access. North Carolina courts have been flooded not only with election cases but other disputes involving legislation. So what’s behind it all?
Ex-NC Gov. Jim Martin said he and the other living former governors will continue to oppose two constitutional amendments on the ballot. He said while the new language is better, it didn’t go far enough.
North Carolina’s congressional elections will proceed as planned, a three-judge panel ruled Tuesday, despite its decision last week that the state’s 13 congressional districts are unconstitutional due to partisan gerrymandering.
The Wake County school system plans to delay opening all 187 schools by two hours on Nov. 6, 2018. High voter turnout is expected for this year’s mid-term election when 68 schools will serve as Election Day polling sites.
Gov. Roy Cooper’s efforts to stop two Constitutional amendments from appearing on November election ballots was turned down by a three-judge panel on Friday. Cooper’s lawyers say they will file an appeal.
Despite agreeing with Monday’s ruling that North Carolina’s congressional districts are unconstitutional, the plaintiffs in the case say there is not enough time to redraw the districts before November’s elections.
North Carolina Democratic Governor Roy Cooper on Thursday sued Republican legislators again, starting a new trial over proposed constitutional amendments after a Supreme Court denial. The NAACP could also bring a new lawsuit.
After another gerrymandering lawsuit finds North Carolina map lines unconstitutional, NC legislative leaders Phil Berger and Tim Moore will ask the Supreme Court for a stay in judges’ ruling that Congressional districts are a partisan gerrymander.
Local attorney Sydney Batch announced on Facebook Monday morning that she won’t campaign for the House District 37 seat for “several weeks” because she was recently diagnosed with “early, non-invasive breast cancer.” She faces Republican John Adcock.
North Carolina’s six living Supreme Court Chief Justices come out against two of the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. They join the five living former governors in saying the amendments would violate the constitution.
The North Carolina General Assembly will come back into session to hold votes to rewrite two constitutional amendments struck down by a three-judge panel earlier this week because of misleading language.
State law talks about malfeasance, but two North Carolina Supreme Court justices were impeached in 1901 over white supremacy laws. Is the legislature likely to impeach over the constitutional amendments case?
Rep. George Holding, a Raleigh Republican in Congress, is running campaign ads in June 2018 to highlight his support for congressional term limits. He faces Linda Coleman in the November election for the 2nd District.