News Reports (Page 4)

  • GOP lawmakers want Stein to appeal voter ID order

    Republican leaders in the General Assembly want another chance to jump into North Carolina’s voter ID deadlock. Lawyers for Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, asked the state Department of Justice Monday, Dec. 30, to appeal the expected stay of a…

  • Federal court to block N.C. voter ID law … for now

    A federal court gave North Carolinians who adopted a constitutional amendment requiring voter ID a late lump of coal. U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Biggs and Magistrate Judge Patrick Auld issued a notice Thursday, Dec. 26, saying the court will put the law implementing the constitutional amendment on hold. They’re…

  • Court has more questions about Silent Sam

    An Orange County Superior Court still has questions about Silent Sam.  On Friday, Dec. 20, Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour denied a civil rights group’s motion to intervene in a lawsuit over Silent Sam, the Confederate statue illegally toppled on UNC Chapel Hill’s campus in August…

  • CJ politics week in review, Dec. 16-20

    Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses what we think are some interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Here’s a week in review: Silent Sam: Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour will hear arguments Friday,…

  • Meadows out, McCrory to focus on 2022

    Two major figures in N.C. Republican politics have announced they will not run in the 2020 elections. U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows will not seek re-election in the 11th District. Former Gov. Pat McCrory will not try to reclaim his old job. McCrory will instead focus on a possible U.S. Senate…

  • Some N.C. elections officials anxious over software upgrade

    A voting software company the N.C. State Board of Elections certified earlier this year wants approval for a last-minute technology update. But some board members are asking whether the company, Election Systems and Security, should have been certified in the first place. In September, ES&S asked…