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One More Snarl for District IX

The ongoing election tangle for North Carolina’s Congressional District IX may — may — be resolved by the newly appointed NC Board of Elections sometime within the coming month. The newly constituted board’s membership was announced by Gov. Roy Cooper is comprised of three Democrats, Stella Anderson of Boone, Jeff Caron of Durham, and Chairman Bob Cordell of Charlotte (elected chair by teleconference); and two Republicans, David Black of Concord and Ken Raymond of Winston-Salem. The board plans to convene next week and a hearing on the District…   Continue Reading »

Yes, Virginia, there is a constitutional amendment on the ballot

North Carolina’s general election ballot for 2014 contains a much-unheralded amendment to the state constitution. And unlike the last constitutional vote, the “Defense of Marriage” amendment, that engendered great controversy and divisiveness statewide in 2012, this amendment is appearing to the sound of crashing silence. The amendment, added to the ballot by the state legislature, has to do with jury trials. North Carolina is the only state in the union at this point that does not allow criminal defendants the right to waive trial by…   Continue Reading »

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