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Last-ditch appeal to US Supreme Court could change Congressional map

Feb. 28. By Dave Vieser. Just when you thought we had heard the last of appeals regarding new voting maps and districts in North Carolina, top state GOP officials said “not so fast” late Friday, filing an emergency appeal with the US Supreme Court. Their action is only directed at the new Congressional maps adopted […]

After appeals fail, candidate filing reopens today

Feb. 24. By Dave Vieser. All appeals filed with the NC Supreme Court regarding the new district voting maps in North Carolina have been denied, and primary filing begins today, according to the NC Board of Elections. The maps are final, as is and filing closes on March 4. The primary is set for Tuesday […]

How to apply for at-large seat on Meck County Commission

Feb. 17. Got a yen for public service? The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners is looking for someone to fill the at-large county commissioner seat vacated by Ella Scarborough through Dec. 5 of this year. Scarborough, who requested medical leave, is a Democrat, and you have to be one as well to apply. —The application […]

NC Republicans likely to vote on delaying primaries—again

Jan. 18. The state’s political primary rollercoaster continues: —A hearing in State Supreme Court on the morning of Wednesday Feb. 2. With primary filing currently scheduled to begin on Feb. 18, this raises serious concerns as to whether the state can meet the current primary filing dates leading up to the May 17 primary. —State […]

3-judge panel rules NC redistricting maps can stand; appeal likely

Jan. 12.  By Dave Vieser. A bipartisan three judge panel has unanimously ruled that the state primary may proceed with the new maps designed by the State Legislature which has a Republican majority. The panel composed of two Republicans and one Democrat stated that the process of designing the new districts was by its nature […]

NC Supreme Court postpones primary to May

Dec. 9. By Dave Vieser. The NC Supreme Court has issued a preliminary injunction ruling that the state’s March 2022 primary be pushed back to May 17 so it can review and offer a decision on two lawsuits challenging maps for Congress and the state’s General Assembly. What this means for all candidates Candidates who […]

Candidate filing may be extended

Dec. 7. By Dave Vieser. The on-again off-again filing for the March 8, 2022 primaries is on again. Late Monday, the 15-member State Court of Appeals over-rode an earlier decision which halted filing. The decisions were in response to two lawsuits. About the lawsuits One, filed by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters, challenged […]

John Bradford, Christy Clark

As of today, it will be Bradford vs. Clark in NC District 98

Dec. 6. Former NC Rep. Christy Clark, a Democrat, has announced plans to run for her old seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives—which John Bradford won back last year. NC District 98 will be one of the most competitive races in North Carolina next year. In 2020 both President Biden and Gov. Cooper […]

Connect with Cornelius Nov. 1

Oct. 28. The next Connecting Cornelius Virtual Coffee Chat will be Monday, Nov. 1, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Topics include a local transportation update, COVID-19 and the Cain Center for the Arts, followed by a Q&A. Submit questions to [email protected] Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 860 9569 4910. Click here to RSVP.

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Tentative maps come out for redistricting; Cornelius could be split in 2; hearings tomorrow

Oct. 25. By Dave Vieser. GOP-drawn redistricting maps released thus far could split Cornelius in half, placing much of the town in Republican Vicki Sawyer’s district rather than Natasha Marcus, the Democrat who represents Senate District 41. Sawyer represents NC Senate District 34, which covers southern Iredell County as well as Yadkin County. The maps […]