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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 […]


NC judges weigh in on redistricting plans

Feb. 23. Updated. By Dave Yochum. A panel of North Carolina judges adopted yet another new map for districts statewide. It is different from the one drawn by Republican legislators, and already coming under fire. The judges also approved the state House and state Senate maps as part of the decision, but not the US […]


NC Supreme Court strikes down redistricting maps so it’s back to the drawing board

  Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. GOP-drawn district maps that would have likely given Republicans more control in North Carolina have been rejected by the North Carolina Supreme Court. In a 4-3 decision released Friday evening, the court said the Republican maps violated the state constitution’s free elections clause, the equal protection clause, the free […]

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 […]


CMS to push for bond issue

Teacher pay still an issue vis a vis schools in S.C., Va. By Dave Vieser. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools will seek permission from the county to place a “significant” bond issue on the November 2016 ballot, according to Superintendent Ann Clark. Clark made her comments during the April 22 Newsmakers Breakfast held at The Peninsula Club. “I […]